- aureate (adj.) early 15c., "gold, gold-colored," also figuratively, "splendid, brilliant," from L. aureatus "decorated with gold," from aureus "golden," from aurum "gold," from PIE *aus- (Cf. Skt. ayah "metal," Avestan ayo, L. aes "brass," O.E. ar "brass, copper, bronze," Goth. aiz "bronze," O.Lith. ausas "gold"), probably related to root *aus- "to shine" (see AURORA (Cf. aurora)).
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