aureate

aureate

[awr-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
golden or gilded.
2.
brilliant; splendid.
3.
characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold, equivalent to Latin aure(us) golden, of gold (aur(um) gold + -eus adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate1

aureately, adverb
aureateness, noun
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aureate (ˈɔːrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  covered with gold; gilded
2.  of a golden colour
3.  (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
 
[C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold]
 
'aureately
 
adv
 
'aureateness
 
n

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aureate
early 15c., "gold, gold-colored," also figuratively, "splendid, brilliant," from L. aureatus "decorated with gold," from aureus "golden," from aurum "gold," from PIE *aus- (cf. O.Lith. ausas "gold"), probably related to base *aus- "to shine" (see aurora).
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