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Friday, July 29, 2011

Definitions for aureate

  1. Characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.
  2. Golden or gilded.
  3. Brilliant; splendid.

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Citations for aureate
"Nothing in the aureate language of the English poets can match the splendid virtuosity of Ane Ballat of Our Lady." Whitney French Bolton, The Middle Ages
"Scholasms, by the way, may be divided into two classes: aureate terms and inkhorn terms." Charles Harrington Elster, There's a Word for It!: A Grandiloquent Guide to Life
Origin of aureate
late Middle English
1400-1450
Aureate originally comes from the Latin aureus, "golden."