Autumnus

Autumnus

personification; portrayed as mature and manly. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
See: Autumn
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If it be true that the principal part of beauty is in decent motion, certainly it is no marvel, though persons in years seem many times more amiable; pulchrorum autumnus pulcher; for no youth can be comely but by pardon, and considering the youth, as to make up the comeliness.
Cleveland Police launched Operation Autumnus last night to curb the type of behaviour that has seen fireworks posted through letterboxes and windows smashed with bricks in previous years.
The word "autumn" originated from the French word "automne" - which came from the Latin word "autumnus."
There was plenty to like about the way Autumnus ran over seven furlongs here last time.
Princess Aurora's Fairy Godparents are Ardor, Hiberna, Autumnus, Feral and Tantrum.
2: Phoebus (24); verque nouum stabat cinctum florente corona (27); aestas (28); autumnus (29); glacialis Hiems (30); Sol (32); Phoebe (36).
Frigora mitescunt zephyris, ver proterit aestas, interitura simul pomifer autumnus fruges effuderit, et mox bruma recurrit iners.
Autumnus agris extulit, ut gaudet insitiva decerpens pira certantem et uvam purpurae,
Since autumnus is the harvest season, and may be used to signify the harvest itself, autumnauit in fructus might have been thought a legitimate way of saying 'gave forth an autumn harvest of fruits', especially by a writer who a few lines later, in another seasonal metaphor, says that the dead monks adhuc vernant in floribus ('still bloom in the flowers of spring').
"Fall" is clearly just a shortened form of "the fall of the leaf." No one is quite sure what the root meanings behind the Latin autumnus are.
Just now I am in the mid-sea of verses, and they actually rustle around me as the leaves would round the head of Autumnus himself should he thrust it up through some vales which I know; but, alas!