auguste

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French auguste, from German (dumme) August.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auguste (plural augustes)

  1. A kind of circus clown.
    • 1971, It had been used for clownish mock-disappearences, one auguste looking for another through endlessly circling blackness, an apparatus not now much in use. — Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004, p. 93)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin augustus ‘respected, consecrated’.

Adjective[edit]

auguste (masculine and feminine, plural augustes)

  1. august; noble, stately

Etymology 2[edit]

From German (dumme) August.

Noun[edit]

auguste m (plural augustes)

  1. A type of clown with a white makeup.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auguste

  1. Feminine plural form of augusto

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auguste

  1. vocative masculine singular of augustus

Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A root word. Root: august-. Morphemes: august- + -e (2).

Noun[edit]

auguste (plural augustes)

  1. August

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