[boh-kah-chee-oh, -choh, buh-; Italian bawk-kaht-chaw]
- Gio·van·ni [jee-uh-vah-nee; Italian jaw-vahn-nee] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni/, 1313–75, Italian writer: author of the Decameron.
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Examples from the Web for boccaccio
But Virgil and Cicero would certainly be on the list; perhaps Livy and Tacitus; Boccaccio and Dante.How I Write: Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Winner of ‘The Swerve’
September 19, 2012
Did we children of Boccaccio impart to you that knack for practical joking?
She looks at her lover and dies, like the Simonne of Boccaccio and of Musset.
About one-third of Chaucer's poem is derived from Boccaccio.
Boccaccio had made them the subject of ridicule in his popular stories.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
It has all Boccaccio between its walls, all Petrarca in its leaves, all Raffaelle in its skies.
- Giovanni (dʒoˈvani). 1313–75, Italian poet and writer, noted particularly for his Decameron (1353), a collection of 100 short stories. His other works include Filostrato (?1338) and Teseida (1341)
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Word Origin and History for boccaccio
the name means "big-mouth" in Italian, from boccaccia, augmentative of bocca "mouth" (see bouche).
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