archaic var. of resplendent
Origin of splendentLate Middle English from Classical Latin splendens, present participle of splendere: see splendid
- Shining or lustrous; brilliant.
- Admired by many; illustrious.
Origin of splendentMiddle English from Old French esplendent from Latin splendēns splendent- present participle of splendēre to shine
(comparative more splendent, superlative most splendent)
Latin splendens, splendentis, present participle of splendere (“to shine").