pulchritude

pulchritude

[puhl-kri-tood, -tyood]
noun
physical beauty; comeliness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pulchritūdō beauty, equivalent to pulchri- (combining form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude


loveliness, beauteousness, fairness.
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pulchritude (ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
formal, literary or physical beauty
 
[C15: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful]
 
pulchri'tudinous
 
adj

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pulchritude
"beauty," c.1400, from L. pulchritudo, from pulcher "beautiful," of unknown origin.
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