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[pee-zuh; Italian pee-zah] /ˈpi zə; Italian ˈpi zɑ/
a city in NW Italy, on the Arno River: leaning tower.
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Pisan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • When one's eye lighted on a chest or settle, one could smell the stale incense in a Sienese or pisan sacristy.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • How are we to manage the war with those obstinate pisan rebels?

    Romola George Eliot
  • The month of January added a new and most important member to the little pisan circle.

    Shelley John Addington Symonds
  • But of this second siege it is only a pisan commentator that speaks.

  • It is mentioned in a pisan ordinance of 1318, and in Venetian public documents of the early years of the 15th century.

  • They went across to the baptistery to see the pulpit of Nicolo the pisan.

    Dorothy and other Italian Stories Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • A pisan antiquarian gave me an ancient tear-jug which he averred was full four thousand years old.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • I reproduce the punctuation of the pisan edition, with a colon after 'his own,' and a semicolon after 'sorrow.'

    Adonais Shelley
  • Punctually as autumn came round he had these fevers, the legacy of a year once spent in the pisan marshes.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • We must not yet assume the pisan master to have allowed himself in any such.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for pisan


/ˈpiːzə; Italian ˈpiːsa/
a city in Tuscany, NW Italy, near the mouth of the River Arno: flourishing maritime republic (11th–12th centuries), contains a university (1343), a cathedral (1063), and the Leaning Tower (begun in 1174 and about 5 m (17 ft) from perpendicular); tourism. Pop: 89 694 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pisan


Italian city, from Etruscan, of uncertain meaning. Related: Pisan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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