Aurophobia



noun

a fear of gold
Word Origin

Latin aurum ‘gold’

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  • Aurora

    the ancient Roman goddess of the dawn. Compare . (lowercase) . (lowercase) Meteorology. a radiant emission from the upper atmosphere that occurs sporadically over the middle and high latitudes of both hemispheres in the form of luminous bands, streamers, or the like, caused by the bombardment of the atmosphere with charged solar particles that are […]

  • Aurora australis

    the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere. Historical Examples The aurora australis was seen for the first time on the evening of March 28. The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen The nightly displays of aurora australis were not very brilliant as the moon was nearing the full. The Home of the Blizzard Douglas […]



  • Aurora borealis

    the aurora of the Northern Hemisphere. Historical Examples On the whole there has been much less of the aurora borealis lately than at the beginning of our drift. Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen I have it: it’s the aurora borealis; nothing worse, nor more dangerous. Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens The aurora borealis painted palpitating […]

  • Aurorae

    the ancient Roman goddess of the dawn. Compare . (lowercase) . (lowercase) Meteorology. a radiant emission from the upper atmosphere that occurs sporadically over the middle and high latitudes of both hemispheres in the form of luminous bands, streamers, or the like, caused by the bombardment of the atmosphere with charged solar particles that are […]



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