a city in NE Italy.

Italian Padova.
Related formsPad·u·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for paduan

Historical Examples of paduan

  • The Veronese strings are softer than the Paduan, and deeper in colour.

    The Violin

    George Hart

  • Mantegna was by birth a Paduan, but he worked chiefly in Mantua.

    Old Continental Towns

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • The Paduan community also abandoned the unfortunate Luzzatto.

  • “Well, they came like most folk, because they had to come,” smiled the Paduan.

  • At a quarter-past the Paduan and the young man from Udine appeared.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

British Dictionary definitions for paduan



a city in NE Italy, in Veneto: important in Roman and Renaissance times; university (1222); botanical garden (1545). Pop: 204 870 (2001)Latin name: Patavium (pəˈteɪvɪəm) Italian name: Padova
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Word Origin and History for paduan


Italian city, Italian Padova, from Latin Patavium, probably from Gaulish *padi "pine," in reference to the pine forests thereabouts. Related: Paduan.

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