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aureate (adj.)

early 15c., "resembling gold, gold-colored," also figuratively, "splendid, brilliant," from Latin aureatus "decorated with gold," from aureus "golden," from aurum "gold," from PIE root *aus- (2) "gold" (source also of Sanskrit ayah "metal," Avestan ayo, Latin aes "brass," Old English ar "brass, copper, bronze," Gothic aiz "bronze," Old Lithuanian ausas "gold"), which is probably related to root *aus- (1) "to shine."

Especially of highly ornamented literary or rhetorical styles. Related: Aureation.

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Definitions of aureate from WordNet

aureate (adj.)
elaborately or excessively ornamented;
Synonyms: florid / flamboyant
aureate (adj.)
having the deep slightly brownish color of gold;
long aureate (or golden) hair
Synonyms: gilded / gilt / gold / golden
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