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Yes. The word limn is a Scrabble US word. The word limn is worth 6 points in Scrabble:


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4 letters words from 'limn'


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2 letters words from 'limn'

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MI 4 

All 4 letters words made out of limn

limn ilmn lmin mlin imln miln linm ilnm lnim nlim inlm nilm lmni mlni lnmi nlmi mnli nmli imnl minl inml niml mnil nmil

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Definitions and meaning of limn



From Middle English limnen, limyne, lymm, lymn, lymne (to illuminate (a manuscript)), a variant of luminen (to illuminate (a manuscript)), short form of enluminen (to shed light on, illuminate; to enlighten; to make bright or clear; to give colour to; to illuminate (a manuscript); to depict, describe; to adorn or embellish with figures of speech or poetry; to make famous, glorious, or illustrious), from Old French enluminer (to brighten, light up; to give colour to; to illuminate (a manuscript)), from Latin illūminō (to brighten, light up; to adorn; to make conspicuous), from il- (a variant of in- (prefix meaning ‘in, inside’)) + lūminō (to brighten, illuminate; to reveal) (from lūmen (light; (poetic) brightness) (from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright; to shine; to see)) + (suffix forming regular first-conjugation verbs)).

Alternative forms

  • limne (obsolete)


  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: lĭm, IPA(key): /lɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm
  • Homophones: lim, limb


limn (third-person singular simple present limns, present participle limning, simple past and past participle limned)

  1. (transitive, also figuratively) To draw or paint; to delineate.
    Synonym: depict
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To illuminate, as a manuscript; to decorate with gold or some other bright colour.
    Synonym: (to illuminate (a manuscript)) enlimn


Derived terms



  • (archaic) to portray, paint or delineate.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)