American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The period during which a person, school, or movement was most active or flourishing.
- n. The time period during which a person, group, culture, etc. is at its peak.
- From Latin floruit ("he/she flourished"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin flōruit, third person sing. perfect tense of flōrēre, to flourish; see flourish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Eusebius in his Chronicle placed his "floruit" in the eleventh year of Marcus Aurelius (171).”
“There is good evidence to suggest that Numenius antedates Atticus, whose floruit is set around 176 (Eusebius, Chronicle, p. 207 Helm): Proclus in his 5th-c.”
“Jam inde non belli gloria quam humanitatis cultu inter florentissimas orbis Christiani gentes imprimis floruit.”
“Simillima his habet Giraldus Cambrensis (qui floruit, An. 1210.) in libro de mirabilibus Hyberni�, sic enim scribit.”
“Iam inde Anglia non minus belli gloria, quam humanitatis cultu inter Florentissimas orbis Christiani gentes imprimis floruit.”
“About fifteen years after Schleicher's floruit, the”
“Once at least he seems to have confused the date of an author's _floruit_ and that of his death, making Plautus die in B.C. 200 instead of B.C. 184 (p. 8).”
“Richardi _Secundi annos_, Galliis _floruit, magnamque illic ex assidua in Literis exercitatione gloriam sibi comparavit.”
“_Lycon_ of Troas, a distinguished Peripatetic philosopher (floruit circa 272 B.C.).”
“_Apelles_, the greatest of Greek painters, floruit circa 332 B.C. _Pyrgoteles_, one of the most famous gem-engravers of Greece.”
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