Petrarchan

[ pi-trahr-kuh n ]
/ pɪˈtrɑr kən /
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adjective Also Pe·trar·chi·an [pi-trahr-kee-uh n] /pɪˈtrɑr ki ən/.

of, relating to, or characteristic of the works of Petrarch.
characteristic or imitative of the style of Petrarch.

noun

Origin of Petrarchan

First recorded in 1820–30; Petrarch + -an
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Word Origin and History for petrarchan

Petrarchan


adj.

1827 (Keats uses Petrarchal, 1818), from Francesco Petrarch (Italian Petrarca) the poet (1304-1374).

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