- Also Vil·la·no·va. of or relating to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.
- a member of this people.
Origin of Villanovan
after Villanova, a town in NE Italy; see -an
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Arnold of Villanova was one of the most prolific writers of the Middle Ages.The Evolution of Modern Medicine
Villanova de Milfonts is a little town, situated at the mouth of a little river which flows from the Sierra de Monchique.
At about the same time, Arnold of Villanova was teaching medicine at Paris and paying special attention to chemistry.
They frequently refer to the writings of Arnold of Villanova, so that they certainly post-date him.
- of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron
- a member of this culture
C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853
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Word Origin and History for villanova
European culture of the early Iron Age, 1901, named for a hamlet near Bologna where archaeological remains of it were found.
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