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[paj-oo-uh] /ˈpædʒ u ə/
a city in NE Italy.
Italian Padova.
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Paduan, adjective Unabridged
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  • The Veronese strings are softer than the paduan, and deeper in colour.

    The Violin George Hart
  • Mantegna was by birth a paduan, but he worked chiefly in Mantua.

    Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan
  • The paduan community also abandoned the unfortunate Luzzatto.

  • “Well, they came like most folk, because they had to come,” smiled the paduan.

    In the Days of the Guild Louise Lamprey
  • At a quarter-past the paduan and the young man from Udine appeared.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • The plot (the letter says) is like that in a paduan story of a nobleman.

  • With all my admiration for Sprot, I do think that the paduan touch is beyond him.

  • Thus we may regard Michael as the founder of paduan Averroism.

    Science and Medieval Thought

    Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt
  • Then they might hang the paduan high as Haman, if they pleased.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • Then the warrant might go, not for the paduan only, but for himself.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for paduan


/ˈpædʒʊə; ˈpædjʊə/
a city in NE Italy, in Veneto: important in Roman and Renaissance times; university (1222); botanical garden (1545). Pop: 204 870 (2001) Latin name Patavium (pəˈteɪvɪəm) Italian name Padova
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for paduan


Italian city, Italian Padova, from Latin Patavium, probably from Gaulish *padi "pine," in reference to the pine forests thereabouts. Related: Paduan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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