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saturnian

SATURN'IAN, a. In fabulous history, pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age; hence, golden; happy; distinguished for purity, integrity and simplicity.

Th' Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times.



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SATURN'IAN, a. In fabulous history, pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age; hence, golden; happy; distinguished for purity, integrity and simplicity.

Th' Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times.

SA-TURN'I-AN, a.

In fabulous history, pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age; hence, golden; happy; distinguished for purity, integrity and simplicity. Th' Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times. – Pope.


Sa*tur"ni*an
  1. Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
  2. Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.
  3. Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.

    Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times. Pope.

  4. Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.

    Saturnian verse (Pros.), a meter employed by early Roman satirists, consisting of three iambics and an extra syllable followed by three trochees, as in the line: -- Th qu***emacr]en ] ws ***imacr]n ] th k***imacr]tch ] n || ***emacr]at***ibreve]ng ] br***emacr]ad nd ] hny.

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Saturnian

SATURN'IAN, adjective In fabulous history, pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age; hence, golden; happy; distinguished for purity, integrity and simplicity.

Th' Augustus, born to bring saturnian times.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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