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).