arbiter elegantiae

[ahr-bi-ter ey-le-gahn-tee-ahy; English ahr-bi-ter el-uh-gan-shee-ee]

noun Latin.

a judge of elegance or matters of taste.

Nearby words

  1. arbela,
  2. arber,
  3. arber, werner,
  4. arbil,
  5. arbiter,
  6. arbitrable,
  7. arbitrage,
  8. arbitrager,
  9. arbitral,
  10. arbitrament

Also ar·bi·ter e·le·gan·ti·a·rum [ahr-bi-ter ey-le-gahn-tee-ah-roo m; English ahr-bi-ter el-uh-gan-shee-air-uh m] /ˈɑr bɪˌtɛr ˌeɪ lɛˌgɑn tiˈɑ rʊm; English ˈɑr bɪ tər ˌɛl əˌgæn ʃiˈɛər əm/.

Petronius

[pi-troh-nee-uh s]

noun

Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/, Gaius Petronius ArbiterArbiter Elegantiae, died a.d. 66?, Roman satirist.
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British Dictionary definitions for arbiter elegantiae

Petronius

noun

Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs), known as Petronius Arbiter. died 66 ad, Roman satirist, supposed author of the Satyricon, a picaresque account of the licentiousness of contemporary society
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