Augustan to Aurous
(Au*gus"tan) a. [L. Augustanus, fr. Augustus. See August, n.]
1. Of or pertaining to Augustus Cæsar or to his times.
2. Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg.
Augustan age of any national literature, the period of its highest state of purity and refinement; so
called because the reign of Augustus Cæsar was the golden age of Roman literature. Thus the reign of
Louis XIV. (b. 1638) has been called the Augustan age of French literature, and that of Queen Anne (b.
1664) the Augustan age of English literature. Augustan confession (Eccl. Hist.), or confession
of Augsburg, drawn up at Augusta Vindelicorum, or Augsburg, by Luther and Melanchthon, in 1530,
contains the principles of the Protestants, and their reasons for separating from the Roman Catholic
(Au*gus"tine Au`gus*tin"i*an) n. (Eccl.) A member of one of the religious orders called after
St. Augustine; an Austin friar.
Augustinian canons, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also regular
canons of St. Austin, and black canons. Augustinian hermits or Austin friars, an order of friars
established in 1265 by Pope Alexander IV. It was introduced into the United States from Ireland in 1790.
Augustinian nuns, an order of nuns following the rule of St. Augustine. Augustinian rule, a
rule for religious communities based upon the 109th letter of St. Augustine, and adopted by the Augustinian
(Au`gus*tin"i*an), a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa
or to his doctrines.
(Au`gus*tin"i*an), n. One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that
grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.
(Au`gus*tin"i*an*ism Au*gus"tin*ism), n. The doctrines held by Augustine or by the
(Au*gust"ly), adv. In an august manner.
(Au*gust"ness), n. The quality of being august; dignity of mien; grandeur; magnificence.
(Auk) n. [Prov. E. alk; akin to Dan. alke, Icel. & Sw. alka.] (Zoöl.) A name given to various species
of arctic sea birds of the family Alcidæ. The great auk, now extinct, is Alca (or Plautus) impennis. The
razor-billed auk is A. torda. See Puffin, Guillemot, and Murre.
(Auk"ward) a. See Awkward. [Obs.]
(Au*la"ri*an) a. [L. aula hall. Cf. LL. aularis of a court.] Relating to a hall.
(Au*la"ri*an), n. At Oxford, England, a member of a hall, distinguished from a collegian. Chalmers.
(Auld) a. [See Old.] Old; as, Auld Reekie i. e., Edinburgh. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Auld lang syne
(Auld` lang syne") A Scottish phrase used in recalling recollections of times long since
past. "The days of auld lang syne."
(Au*let"ic) a. [L. auleticus, Gr. fr. flute.] Of or pertaining to a pipe (flute) or piper. [R.] Ash.
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