transitive verb

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

Word History


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

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“Miniate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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