serene


serene

adjective

  1. calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape; serene old age.
  2. clear; fair: serene weather.
  3. (usually initial capital letter) most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.): His Serene Highness.

noun

  1. serenity; tranquillity.
  2. Archaic. a clear or tranquil expanse of sea or sky.

adjective

  1. peaceful or tranquil; calm
  2. clear or brighta serene sky
  3. (often capital) honoured: used as part of certain royal titlesHis Serene Highness

adj.mid-15c., “clear, calm,” from Latin serenus “peaceful, calm, clear” (of weather), figuratively “cheerful, glad, tranquil,” of uncertain origin; perhaps from a suffixed variant of PIE *ksero- “dry,” source of Greek xeros “dry” (see xerasia). In English, applied to persons since 1630s. Related: Serenely.

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