EXAMPLES | noun a city in E Lombardy, in N Italy: birthplace of Vergil.
Man·to·va [ mahn-taw-vah] /ˈmɑn tɔ vɑ/
Related forms Man·tu·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for mantova Contemporary Examples of mantova British Dictionary definitions for mantova noun a loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries, worn open in front to show the underskirt Word Origin for mantua
C17: changed from
manteau, through the influence of Mantua noun a city in N Italy, in E Lombardy, surrounded by lakes: birthplace of Virgil. Pop: 47 790 (2001) Italian name: Mantova
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Word Origin and History for mantova n.
loose gown worn by women 17c.-18c., 1670s, from French
manteau "cloak, mantle," from Old French mantel (see mantle); form influenced in English by Mantua, name of a city in Italy. Mantua-maker (1690s) became the general early 19c. term for "dressmaker."
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