E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Golden (Auratus). So Jeau Dorat, one of the Pleiad poets of France, was called by a pun on his name. This pun may perhaps pass muster; not so the preposterous title given to him of The French Pindar. (15071588.)
Golden-tongued (Greek, Chrysologos). So St. Peter, Bishop of Ravenna, was called. (433450.)
The golden section of a line. Its division into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the smaller segment and the whole line equals the square on the larger segment. (Euclid, ii. 11.)