Origin of Eclat
Borrowing from French, from éclater (“to burst out”), from Middle French esclater (“to break, break violently”), from Old French esclater (“to separate from, sunder out”) (deverbal also in Old French: esclat), from Frankish *slaitan (“to split, break”), from Proto-Germanic *slaitijaną, causative of Proto-Germanic *slītaną (“to cut up, split”). Akin to Old High German sleizan (“to tear”), Old English slītan (“to split”). More at slice, slit.
French brilliance from Old French esclat splinter from esclater to burst out, splinter probably of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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