a style of poetic diction, used originally in 15th-century English poetry, characterized by the use of ornate phrases and Latinized coinages.
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I. Historical Examples Ten aurei should be the highest bid for a maid without guarantees as to skill, health or condition. “Unto Caesar” Baroness Emmuska Orczy “Tell him that he will get a cap full of aurei,” said Petronius. Quo Vadis Henryk […]
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I. Historical Examples As loyal, at any rate, as men who would sell their souls for an aureus, answered the Spaniard. Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar I will trust you, said Onesimus; and tearing the aureus from the hem of his […]
. a female given name: from Latin Aurelianus, a family name. Historical Examples What has overtaken the lady aurelia, of the very family of the Emperor, will surely overtake others. Aurelian William Ware It is of interest to consider a common animal like the jellyfish aurelia. The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) J. […]
(Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) a.d. 212?–275, Roman emperor 270–275. Contemporary Examples The city also is hoping someone will help fund a €75 million restoration of the Aurelian walls, which circle the city. Italy’s Culture Falling to Ruins Amid Austerity Cuts Barbie Latza Nadeau September 18, 2012 Historical Examples I found, on my return to the city, […]