Definition of floruit in English:

floruit

Line breaks: flor|uit
Pronunciation: /ˈflɒrʊɪt
 
, ˈflɔː-/
(abbreviation: fl. or flor.)

verb

Used in conjunction with a specified period or set of dates to indicate when a particular historical figure lived, worked, or was most active.
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  • The principal German type was the three- or four-voice Tenorlied, which floruited c 1450- c 1550.
  • Something by Gough should be out of copyright (he was floruiting during WWI).
  • Pherekydes, floruit ca. 440, provides the first attestation of this version of the myth, though it may have existed prior to this date.

noun

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The period during which a historical figure lived or worked: they place Nicander’s floruit in the middle of the 2nd century bc
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  • Born perhaps c. 575-570 (Eusebius gives his floruit as 536 / 5), he probably joined in the foundation of Abdera in Thrace by the Teans fleeing before the threat of the Persian general Harpagus in 545.
  • Zeuxis' floruit is given by Pliny as 397 bc, but Plato portrays him as young and newly arrived in Athens c. 430.

Origin

Latin, literally 'he or she flourished', from florere 'to flourish'.

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