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English

Etymology

From French auguste, from German (dumme) August.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈaʊgʊst/

Noun

Singular
auguste

Plural
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  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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin augustus ‘respected, consecrated’.

Adjective

auguste (epicene, plural augustes)

  1. august; noble, stately

Etymology 2

From German (dumme) August.

Noun

auguste m. (plural augustes)

  1. A type of clown with a white makeup.

Novial

Etymology

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

Noun

auguste

  1. August

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