1) luster; brightness; radiance
2) gleaming attire
3) shining
4) beautiful
5) scot. Chiefly Scot. to shine
Etymology: bef. 900; (adj.) OE scēne, c. OFrisskēne, OSskōni, OHG scōni (Gschön), Goskauns

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