Limn (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Limning (?).] [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. . See Illuminate, Luminous.]
To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.
Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different.
Sir T. Browne.
To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.
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