One day while walking down the brick path in school alone, the word “luminaire” in this exact spelling landed softly as a feather in my head. I noted it as the possible name for the publication that I am hatching in Him.

Chanced upon “Writing Design: Words and Objects” in the Central Public Library earlier this afternoon, and am feeling like perhaps this is where I am to stand and take root.

Something about muses and languages and design and writing gets me all the time.

luminaire noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Complete lighting unit, consisting of one or more lamps (bulbs or tubes that emit light), along with the socket and other parts that hold the lamp in place and protect it, wiring that connects the lamp to a power source, and a reflector that helps direct and distribute the light. Fluorescent fixtures usually have lenses or louvers to shield the lamp (thus reducing glare) and redirect the light emitted. Luminaires include both portable and ceiling- or wall-mounted fixtures.

lu·mi·nary noun \ˈlü-mə-ˌner-ē\
: a very famous or successful person
plural lu·mi·nar·ies

Full Definition of LUMINARY

1: a person of prominence or brilliant achievement
2: a body that gives light; especially : one of the celestial bodies
— luminary adjective

Examples of LUMINARY

luminaries of the art world

Origin of LUMINARY

Middle English luminarye, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French luminaire light, luminary, from Late Latin luminaria, plural of luminare lamp, heavenly body, from Latin, window, from lumin-, lumen light; akin to Latin lucēre to shine — more at light
First Known Use: 15th century


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