aureate term
Definition - A highly ornamental literary style or diction

Example -
His art evokes pellucid rivulets of frissonant incunabulation!
(Tranlation: I think I like it.)

Etymology -
The word derives from the Latin aureatus, decorated with gold.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1430:
"And of my penne the traces to correcte Whiche barrayne is of aureat lycoure."
(Lydg. Chron. Troy Prol.,)

Quotation -
"Aureate terms … long Latinical words of learned aspect, used to express a comparatively simple idea."
(Source: 1919 J. C. Mendenhall Aureate Terms i. 7 )



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