- glitter[glitter 词源字典]
- glitter:  Glitter goes back to a Germanic *glit-, denoting ‘shining, bright’, which also produced German glitzern ‘sparkle’ (source of English glitz) and gleissen ‘glisten’ and Swedish glittra ‘glitter’. English probably acquired it via Old Norse glitra.
=> glitz[glitter etymology, glitter origin, 英语词源]
- glitter (v.)
- c. 1300, glideren (late 14c. as gliteren), from an unrecorded Old English word or from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse glitra "to glitter," from Proto-Germanic *glit- "shining, bright" (cognates: Old English glitenian "to glitter, shine; be distinguished," Old High German glizzan, German glitzern, Gothic glitmunjan), from PIE *ghleid- (cognates: Greek khlidon, khlidos "ornament"), from root *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (see glass (n.)). Related: Glittered; glittering. Other Middle English words for "to glitter" include glasteren and glateren.
- glitter (n.)
- c. 1600, "sparkling or scintillating light," from glitter (v.). As "sparkling powdery substance" used in ornamentation, by 1956. Glitter rock is from 1972.