- gold. Symbol: Au
Origin of aurum
1490–1500; < Latin: gold
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Examples from the Web for aurum
The basis of this preparation is the aurum musivum, or bisulphuret of tin.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
It was collected every four years, whence the aurum lustrale.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Thus, aurum denotes the same idea in Latin, and or in French.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
Nothing can be more unlike than gold, χρυσος, and aurum; than silver and argentum; than ferrum and σιδηρος.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
The gold bronze is usually made of Dutch gold (an alloy of copper and zinc) and of the bisulphide of tin (aurum musivum).
- obsolete gold
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