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In regard to the Latin translation for this word: pulcher means beauty, but we are not speaking of beauty itself, but rather the state of having beauty, therefore the more accurate Latin translation would be pulchritudinosus.

No, pulchritudo means "beauty". It is a derived form from pulcher "beautiful". You can get the sense, roughly, by imagining "pulchritudo" means "beauty-tude" ("pulchritude" in a more English way). "*pulchritudinosus" would mean "beauty-tude-ful", which would be redundant; presumably for this reason classical Latin words do not end in -tudin-osus. "*pulchritudinosus" is only a calque of the English construction, not a decent translation. —Muke Tever 23:45, 22 April 2006 (UTC)