Definitions of Aurum

  1. Gold. Aurum fulminans, or fulminating gold, gold dissolved in nitro-muriatic acid, and precipitated by ammonia. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for Aurum

  1. At all events, on the morning of my Constance's eighteenth birthday, a lovely October day with a golden east, clouds of golden foliage about the ways, and an air that seemed filled with the ether of an aurum potabile, there came yet an occasional blast of wind, which, without being absolutely cold, smelt of winter, and made one draw one's shoulders together with the sense of an unfriendly presence. – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  2. Siciliam, Achaiam, Macedoniam novis colonis destinavit; et aurum dolo an scelere, Caepionis partum, ad emtionem agrorum convertit. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson