floruit

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From Latin flōruit (he/she/it flourished), from flōreō (bloom, flourish), from flōs (flower).

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floruit (plural floruits)

  1. The time period during which a person, group, culture, etc. is at its peak.
    Synonym: flowering
    • 2005, James A. Arieti, Philosophy in the Ancient World, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page xxi:
      Though Aristotle claimed that a human being reaches his intellectual peak at age forty-nine (Rhetoric 1390b9), chronologists reckon a person's flowering—his floruit—at about age forty. The mists of time have made the precise reckoning of chronology quite difficult. Sometimes, when a birth is not known, a floruit can be estimated on the basis of what is known about an individual's career.

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flōruit

  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of flōreō ([he, she or it] flourished)
  2. (in post-Classical texts) was productive around the time of