Glimmer

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Origin and Meaning of Glimmer

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  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Glimmer means "Sparkle".
  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Glimmer means "Shining".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Glim"mer
To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

Etymology: Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly, glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen glimpen. See Gleam a ray, and cf. Glimpse

noun Glim"mer
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  1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam."Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls." [Tennyson.]
  2. Mica. See Mica.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A slight suggestion or vague understanding
  2. A flash of light (especially reflected light)
  3. Shine brightly, like a star or a light
Wiktionary

From Middle English glimeren, glemeren (“to glimmer”), equivalent to glim (“to shine”) +‎ -er (frequentative suffix). Cognate with German Low German glimmern (“to glimmer”), German glimmern (“to glimmer”), Danish glimre (“to glimmer”), Swedish glimra (“to glimmer”).

  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. A faint or remote possibility.
    A of hope.
  4. (mineralogy, dated) mica

glimmer was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Glimmer

Glimmer is a pirate, firefighter, scientist, and piracy. Glimmer is also known as Glimmer of the Royal House of Brightmoon, Jeoff Blithe, Jaxton, C’yra of D’riluth III, Gur’rull Gu’Rrooowarrrk, and Galen Nycoff/Galen Nycroft.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Glimmer

Glimmer is a pirate, firefighter, scientist, and piracy. Glimmer is also known as Glimmer of the Royal House of Brightmoon, Jeoff Blithe, Jaxton, C’yra of D’riluth III, Gur’rull Gu’Rrooowarrrk, and Galen Nycoff/Galen Nycroft.

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Fun Facts about the name Glimmer

  • When was the first name Glimmer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Glimmer is Saturday, October 25th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Glimmer? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Glimmer. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Glimmer: Your name in reverse order is Remmilg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mimgrle. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Glimmer born Mar 12, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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