Origin: L Italia, altered, prob. by Greeks living in S Italy < earlier (prob. Oscan) Víteliú; orig. used only of the SW point of the peninsula
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the revival in arts and letters in the sixteenth century in Italy. —cinquecentist, n., adj.
the art and literature of thirteenth-century Italy. — duecentist, n., adj.
an obsession with Italy and things Italian.
the art of fifteenth-century Italy. — quattrocentist, n., adj.
the civil government of Italy, as contrasted with the papal government of the Vatican. —Quirinal, adj.
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