- a city in N Italy, NW of Bologna.
Examples from the Web for modena
His upcoming exhibitions include shows in Modena, Italy, Salzburg, and Brussels.SJP Tries Reality TV
June 8, 2010
Then the 'borgello' is the Governor of Modena—the infamous wretch!The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
As late as 1657 it was correctly ascribed to Holbein in the Modena Collection.Holbein
This is the first of the letters regarding this subject in the archives of Modena.Lucretia Borgia
In the picture-gallery at Modena there is a masterpiece of Dosso Dossi.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
Mary of Modena herself was not free from suspicion of corruption.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
- a city in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: ruled by the Este family (18th–19th century); university (1678). Pop: 175 502 (2001)Ancient name: Mutina
- (sometimes not capital) a popular variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Modena
Word Origin and History for modena
Italian city, the name probably is from a pre-Latin language, but folk etymology connects it with Mutina, epithet of the nymph Lara who was stricken dumb by Zeus in punishment for her loquacity, from Latin mutus. Related: Modenese.