E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Amaurot (Greek, the shadowy or unknown place),
the chief city in Utopia (no-place), a political novel by Sir Thomas More. Rabelais, in his Pantagruel, had previously introduced the word, and tells us that the Amaurots conquered the Dipsodes (or Duplicians).