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ĭn-auro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to cover or overlay with gold, to gild (class.; most freq. in the part. perf.).
I. Lit.: “tegulas aereas,Plin. 33, 3, 18, § 57; Vitr. 7, 8: “maurata statua,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 21, § 50: “columna extrinsecus,id. Div. 1, 24, 48: “Romulus (i. e. statua Romuli),id. Cat. 3, 8, 19: “palla,Auct. Her. 4, 47, 60: “vestis,” i. e. inwrought with gold, Ov. M. Fac. 18.—
II. Trop., to gild, i. e. to make rich: “puto, te malle a Caesare consuli quam inaurari,Cic. Fam. 7, 13, 1: “ut te Confestim liquidus fortunae rivus inauret,Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 9.— Hence. ĭnaurātus , a, um, P. a., gilded, golden: “quis radat inaurati femur Herculis,Juv. 13, 151.—Comp.: “omni patagio inauratior pavo,Tert. Pall. 3 init.
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