Limn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned p. pr. & vb. n. Limning ]
1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.
Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir T. Browne.
3. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.
v 1: trace the shape of [syn: delineate, outline]
2: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress,
the Duchess of Alba" [syn: portray, depict]