miniate

transitive verb min·i·ate \ ˈminēˌāt \

Definition of miniate

-ed/-ing/-s
1 : to paint with red lead or vermilion
2 a : to decorate (as a manuscript) with letters or the like painted red : rubricate
b : illuminate 4

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Origin and Etymology of miniate

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


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