Mantua meaning

măn'cho͝o-ə, -to͝o-ə
A woman's garment of the 1600s and 1700s consisting of a bodice and full skirt cut from a single length of fabric, with the skirt designed to part in front to reveal a contrasting underskirt.
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A city of northern Italy south-southwest of Verona. Originally an Etruscan settlement, it is noted as the birthplace of the Roman poet Virgil (70 bc ).
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A mantle or loose gown or cloak formerly worn by women.
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Commune in Lombardy, N Italy: birthplace of Virgil.
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An article of loose clothing popular in 17th- and 18th century France.
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Province of Lombardy, Italy.
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City and capital of Mantua.

"”He and I / Will watch thy waking, and that very night / Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua. "” Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare.

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Origin of mantua

  • Alteration (influenced by Mantua) of manteau
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French manteuil
    From Wiktionary
  • From Latin Mantua.
    From Wiktionary