- he (or she) flourished: used to indicate the period during which a person flourished, especially when the exact birth and death dates are unknown. Abbreviation: fl., flor.
Examples from the Web for floruit
Historical Examples of floruit
Apelles, the greatest of Greek painters, floruit circa 332 b.c.
Afranius, the most famous writer of purely Roman comedy (fabulae togatae), floruit circa 110 b.c.
The dates which they indicate for the 'floruit' of these persons are in no case earlier than the middle of the tenth century.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
When the floruit of a god has expired, he is assigned a tomb in one of the great tumuli.Early Bardic Literature, Ireland
- (he or she) flourished: used to indicate the period when a historical figure, whose birth and death dates are unknown, was most activeAbbreviation: fl ., flor .
Word Origin and History for floruit
used now mainly in sense of "period during which a historical person's life work was done," 1843, Latin, literally "he flourished," third person singular perf. indicative of florere (see flourish (v.)). Usually in abbreviation fl.