auguste

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See also: Auguste

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French auguste, from German (dumme) August.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auguste (plural augustes)

  1. (theater) A kind of clown, usually serving as an anarchic foil to the whiteface.
    • 1971, Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004), page 93:
      It had been used for clownish mock-disappearences, one auguste looking for another through endlessly circling blackness, an apparatus not now much in use.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin augustus. Doublet of août, which was inherited.

Adjective[edit]

auguste (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.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auguste

  1. feminine plural of augusto

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auguste

  1. vocative masculine singular of augustus

References[edit]

  • auguste in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • auguste in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • auguste in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette