Decameron, The

[dih-kam-er-uh n]
Related formsDe·cam·er·on·ic [dih-kam-uh-ron-ik] /dɪˌkæm əˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Decameron

n.

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).

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