, AS. sciéne
, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. skne
, OS. scni
, D. schoon
, G. schön
, OHG. scni
, Goth, skanus
, and E. shew
; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth seeing. It is not akin to E. shine
. See Shew
, v. t.
- Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny. R., except in poetry.
This holy maiden, that is so bright and sheen.
Up rose each warrier bold and brave,
Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen.