min·​i·​ate | \ ˈminēˌāt \

Definition of miniate

1 : to paint with red lead or vermilion
2a : to decorate (as a manuscript) with letters or the like painted red : rubricate

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History and Etymology for miniate

Latin miniatus, past participle of miniare to color with cinnabar or red lead, from minium cinnabar, red lead

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“Miniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniate. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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