A Dictionary of the English Language
                        A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson
        Search Transcribed Entries:

Luculent

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 1233

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 1233

Lúculent. adj. [luculentus, Latin.]

  1. Clear; transparent; lucid. This word is perhaps not used in this sense by any other writer.

                    And luculent along
    The purer rivers flow.
    Thomson's Winter, l. 715.

  2. Certain; evident.

    They are against the obstinate incredulity of the Jews, the most luculent testimonies that Christian religion hath. Hooker.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Thomson, James (73)

Attributes: No attributes defined yet for this entry.

Search for this word in: American Heritage · Cambridge · Dictionary.com · The Free Dictionary · Longman · Merriam-Webster · OneLook · Oxford Dictionaries · Vocabulary.com · Wiktionary · Wordnik

Discuss this entry in the forums.

Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Luculent." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5814.


Leave a Reply


Disclaimer:
johnsonsdictionaryonline.com is completely free to use. Johnson's dictionary is in the public domain, but please respect the hours of work put into this site by linking to it or crediting it. This site assumes no liability for its content or for the content of external sites linked to it, and has no warranty or guarantee concerning accuracy or availability.