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Italian from Latin vīlla weik-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italian villa, from Latin villa (“country house")
He died in his villa at Tusculum, regretted and esteemed by all.
A Roman villa was formerly seen close to the shore, but it is not now visible.
The remaining years of his life were spent partly in the capital, partly in his villa at Tibur.
This may have originally been the nympliaeum of the great villa of the Acilii Glabriones, the hypogaeum of which was discovered by De Rossi near this spot in 1888.
From 1767 he resided either at Edinburgh or at a villa which he built at Kilduff near his former parish.
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