the 17th cent. as a period in Italian art and literature
Origin of seicentoIt, six hundred: short for mil seicento, one thousand six hundred
The 17th century with reference to Italian literature and art.
Origin of seicentoItalian from (mille) seicento (one thousand) six hundred sei six ( from Latin sex ; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.) cento hundred ( from Latin centum ; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.)