Vico

[vik-oh, vee-koh; Italian vee-kaw]
noun
  1. Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1668–1744, Italian philosopher and jurist.
Related formsVi·co·ni·an [vi-koh-nee-uh n] /vɪˈkoʊ ni ən/, adjective
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Vico

noun
  1. Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1668–1744, Italian philosopher. In Scienza Nuova (1721) he postulated that civilizations rise and fall in evolutionary cycles, making use of myths, poetry, and linguistics as historical evidence
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