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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Aureat, Aureate, a. Also: aureit. [ME. aureat (1430), e.m.E. aureate, L. aureātus.]

1. Golden; of the colour of gold.1513 Doug. xii. Prol. 47 (the aureat fanys of hys trone souerane); Ib. 112 (brycht as gold with aureat levys). 1535 Stewart 6606 (thair steill helmes caist ane aureat lycht). 15.. Clar. ii. 918 (of aureat splendor); iv. 1186 (hir hairis in aureat tresis). c1550 Rolland C. Venus iii. 28 (the hair aureat).

2. Refined like, fine as, gold.c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 71 (your aureate tongis); 263 (your sugurit lippis and tongis aureate). a1585 Maitl. Q. lxix. 35 (with aureit termis and style most eloquent).

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