Illustrious



[ih-luhs-tree-uh s] /ɪˈlʌs tri əs/

adjective
1.
highly distinguished; renowned; famous:
an illustrious leader.
2.
glorious, as deeds or works:
many illustrious achievements.
3.
Obsolete. luminous; bright.
/ɪˈlʌstrɪəs/
adjective
1.
of great renown; famous and distinguished
2.
glorious or great: illustrious deeds
3.
(obsolete) shining
adj.

1560s, from Latin illustris “lighted, bright, brilliant;” figuratively “distinguished, famous,” probably a back-formation from illustrare “embellish, distinguish, make famous” (see illustration). Sometimes also illustrous. Replaced illustre in same sense (mid-15c.), from Middle French illustre.

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