1. elaborately decorated
1. She was wearing a large, ornate gold necklace.
2. (of writing) using unusual words and complex constructions
2. His writing style is very ornate, and often difficult to understand.
ordo ordinis (a row of threads in a loom, row, rank, series, arrangement) (Latin)
sounds like ORNAmenTe. when many ornaments are used, the thing is ornated.