[pi-trahr-kuh n]
adjective Also Pe·trar·chi·an [pi-trahr-kee-uh n] /pɪˈtrɑr ki ən/.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the works of Petrarch.
  2. characteristic or imitative of the style of Petrarch.

Origin of Petrarchan

First recorded in 1820–30; Petrarch + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for petrarchan



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

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