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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: luminaire 'lamp', from Latin luminaria 'window', from lumen; LUMINOUS

luminary

noun
     
lu‧mi‧na‧ry plural luminaries [countable]
someone who is very famous or highly respected for their skill at doing something or their knowledge of a particular subject:
luminaries of Parisian society

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