The name derives from the feminine suffix machia, meaning "battle, fight" (see -machy) + Latinvelli, present passive infinitive of vello "to pull or tear down, demolish."
Machiavelli Sentence Examples
Whether as a result of his fear of the rivalry of Jem, or of his personal character, Bayezid showed little of the aggressive spirit of his warlike predecessors; and Machiavelli said that another such sultan would cause Turkey to cease being a menace to Europe.
Mahmud's policy was the converse of that recommended by Machiavelli, viz.
Machiavelli calls luxury, simony and cruelty the three dear friends and handmaids of the same pope.'
Between this date and the last month of 1506 Machiavelli laboured at his favourite scheme, working out memorials on the subject for his office, and suggesting the outlines of a new military organization.