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Augustan (adj.) 1640s, from L. Augustanus, "pertaining to AUGUSTUS (Cf. Augustus) (Caesar)," whose reign was connected with "the palmy period of Latin literature" [OED]; hence, "period of purity and refinement in any national literature" (1712).

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  • Augustan — Au*gus tan, a. [L. Augustanus, fr. Augustus. See {August}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to Augustus C[ae]sar or to his times. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg. [1913 Webster] {Augustan age} of any national literature, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustan — [ô gus′tən] adj. 1. of or characteristic of Augustus Caesar, his reign (27 B.C. A.D. 14), or its Latin literature 2. designating or characteristic of any age like Augustus age, esp. in having standards or tastes that are classic, as the period of …   English World dictionary

  • augustan — AUGUSTÁN, Ă adj. propriu împăratului August, din epoca lui. (< lat. augustanus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Augustan — /aw gus teuhn, euh gus /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, or to the age (Augustan Age) in which he flourished, which marked the golden age of Latin literature. 2. of or pertaining to the neoclassic period,… …   Universalium

  • Augustan — /ɔˈgʌstən/ (say aw gustuhn) adjective 1. relating to Augustus Caesar, or to his reign. 2. (of a literary period) having some of the characteristics associated with the writers of the Roman Augustan Age, as classicism, correctness, brilliance,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Augustan — adjective Date: 1704 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Augustus Caesar or his age 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the neoclassical period in England • Augustan noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Augustan — [ɔ: gʌst(ə)n] adjective 1》 connected with or occurring during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus, especially as a notable period of Latin literature. 2》 relating to or denoting a refined and classical style of 17th and 18th century English… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Augustan — adj. & n. adj. 1 connected with, occurring during, or influenced by the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus, esp. as an outstanding period of Latin literature. 2 (of a nation s literature) refined and classical in style (in England of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Augustan — Cybermonde (Kraland) Le Cybermonde est un univers fictif dans lequel se déroule le jeu de rôle en ligne Kraland Interactif. Il est le cadre de l affrontement entre 7 empires et diverses factions rebelles. Sommaire 1 République de Kraland 1.1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Augustan — adjective a) Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 14 ). b) Pertaining to the Roman poetic literature during this time …   Wiktionary

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