arbiter elegantiae

[ ahr-bi-ter ey-le-gahn-tee-ahy; English ahr-bi-ter el-uh-gan-shee-ee ]
/ ˈɑr bɪˌtɛr ˌeɪ lɛˈgɑn tiˌaɪ; English ˈɑr bɪ tər ˌɛl əˈgæn ʃiˌi /

noun Latin.

a judge of elegance or matters of taste.

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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/.

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Petronius
[ pi-troh-nee-uh s ]
/ pɪˈtroʊ ni əs /

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
/ (pɪˈtrəʊnɪəs) /

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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