1) To perceive as being different or distinct.
ME. distingwen, from O.Fr. distinguer, from L. distinguere "to separate between, divide, mark off," perhaps literally "separate by pricking," from assimilated form of → dis- "apart" + -stinguere "to prick."
Bažnâyidan, verb from bažnâ, → distinct.
1) Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent.
Past participle of → distinguish.