A source of light, as a candle.
The illumination given off by such a source.
A light, as a lamp, candle, etc.
Origin of glim
- Perhaps short for glimmer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English glimme; of uncertain origin; likely ON; cp. Nor. dial. glim, OSwed. glim & glimma; apparently ultimately from Proto-Germanic *glim-.