Friday, July 29, 2011
Definitions for aureate
- Characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.
- Golden or gilded.
- 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."
"Scholasms, by the way, may be divided into two classes: aureate terms and inkhorn terms."
Origin of aureate
late Middle English
Aureate originally comes from the Latin aureus, "golden."