lambent – guest post by Laline Paull

“Lambent is not quite smouldering, that is rather too va-va-voom for the word. Lambent speaks of something evanescent, glowing and attractive.”

Lambent: gleaming or flickering with a soft radiance. From the Latin lambere, ‘to lick’. From Greek laptein ‘to sip, lick’, Old English lapian, ‘to lick, lap up’.

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