Decameron, The

[ dih-kam-er-uh n ]
/ dɪˈkæm ər ən /


a collection of 100 tales (1353) by Boccaccio.
Related formsDe·cam·er·on·ic [dih-kam-uh-ron-ik] /dɪˌkæm əˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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c.1600, from Italian Decamerone, name of Boccaccio's 14c. collection of 100 tales supposedly told over 10 days, from Greek deka "ten" (see ten) + hemera "day" (see ephemera).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper