To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
To describe or portray in words.
To suffuse or highlight with light or color; illuminate.
To paint or draw.
To portray in words; describe.
To outline or highlight.
(obs.) To illuminate (manuscripts)
Alternative form of limno-.
Origin of limn
- Middle English limnen to illuminate (a manuscript) probably alteration (influenced by limnour illustrator) of luminen from Old French luminer from Latin lūmināre to illuminate, adorn from lūmen lūmin- light leuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition