lucid

lucid (adj.) 1590s, "bright, shining," from L. lucidus "light, bright, clear," figuratively "perspicuous, lucid, clear," from lucere "to shine," from lux (gen. lucis) "light," from PIE root *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)). Sense of "easy to understand" first recorded 1786. Lucid interval "period of calm or temporary sanity" (1580s) is from M.L. lucida intervalla (pl.), which was common in medieval English legal documents (Cf. non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis). Related: Lucidly; lucidness (1640s).

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