Di*aph"a*nous (?), a. [Gr. , fr. to show or shine through; through + to show, and in the passive, to shine: cf. F. diaphane. See Phantom, and cf. Diaphane, Diaphanic.]
Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.
Another cloud in the region of them, light enough to be fantastic and diaphanous.
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