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  • n. gold, used in the names of various substances (see Derived terms)

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  • n. Gold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gold. Its chemical symbol is Au.


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From Latin aurum ("gold").


  • It comes from the Latin word aurum which means shining dawn, a reference to its bright yellow color and shiny luster.


  • If the heat has been moderate, and not continued too long, the golden-coloured fcaly porous mafsj called aurum mu - fivum, will be found at the bottom of the veflel; but, if it has been too ftroitg, the - aurum mufivum fufes to a black mafs of a ftriated texture.

    The first principles of chemistry

  • The combination of tin and fulphur, called aurum Aumm mufi - vura.

    The first principles of chemistry

  • “How to make aurum out of sulfur dioxide, silicon, and scrambled eggs.”

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • ROMANS: And so Tips, treasury inflation protective security, that is the aurum there.

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  • For example, Na for sodium comes from the Latin natrium, and Au for gold comes from the Latin aurum, which means shining dawn.


  • For example, city land owned by the Imperial government was returned to the cities, city council members were compelled to resume civic authority (often against their will), and tributes in gold (known as “aurum coronarium”) were made voluntary rather than a compulsory tax.

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  • Cleopatra's palace in Egypt, — [3258] Crassumque trabes absconderat aurum, that the beholders were amazed.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Pulchricoma Venus, and Cupid himself was yellow haired, in aurum coruscante et crispante capillo, like that neat picture of Narcissus in Callistratus; for so

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Animi forte accidens quo quis rem habere nimia aviditate concupiscit, ut ludos venatores, aurum et opes avari.

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