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EtymologyEdit

From Latin aureus ‎(golden; gold coin equivalent to 25 denarii), noun use of adjective, from aurum ‎(gold).

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NounEdit

aureus ‎(plural aurei)

  1. A gold coin, minted in the Roman Empire from approximately 100 BCE to 309 CE, equal to 25 denarii.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from aur(um) ‎(gold) +‎ -eus ‎(-ous, derivational suffix).

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AdjectiveEdit

aureus m ‎(feminine aurea, neuter aureum); first/second declension

  1. Made of gold, golden; gilded.
  2. Of the color of gold, gold-colored; shining or glittering like gold.
  3. (figuratively) golden, beautiful, splendid, magnificent, excellent.

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First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative aureus aurea aureum aureī aureae aurea
genitive aureī aureae aureī aureōrum aureārum aureōrum
dative aureō aureō aureīs
accusative aureum auream aureum aureōs aureās aurea
ablative aureō aureā aureō aureīs
vocative auree aurea aureum aureī aureae aurea

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NounEdit

aureus m ‎(genitive aureī); second declension

  1. (numismatics) gold coin equivalent to 25 denarii, aureus (up to the 4th century AD)

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aureus aureī
genitive aureī aureōrum
dative aureō aureīs
accusative aureum aureōs
ablative aureō aureīs
vocative auree aureī

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ReferencesEdit

  • aureus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aureus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • AUREUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • aureus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • aureus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aureus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • aureus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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