Origin of villa
Definition for villa (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for villa
Villa and Zapata looked on, smiling their papier mache smiles, sure they had seen something like this before.
The faces of Villa and Zapata looked on from the opposite end of the square.
The three were living it up at his Arcore villa outside Milan, made famous by his orgiastic Bunga-Bunga parties.Was Putin’s Midnight Visit to Berlusconi About Bunga Bunga?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One can even rent out the villa here or wander down from the Arc de Triomphe and peek through the fence.
His restaurant earned a Michelin star before Villa Magna lured him away.Rodrigo de la Calle Is Spain’s Vegetable Whisperer|Kara Cutruzzula|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What of the men who used to come to the villa and play cards with Uncle George, the men who went away and never came back?The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
Then he went over one evening to her father's villa, "where we are to have some plays as we used to do," said Guido.The Galaxy, May, 1877|Various
At the gate of the villa they alighted and walked up the majestic avenues.The Law Inevitable|Louis Couperus
A few years later, Mr. Selby left the villa and went to Naples, where they heard he had died.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Its most patriotic inhabitant could not claim loveliness for Villa del Cerro.Uruguay|W. H. Koebel
British Dictionary definitions for villa (1 of 2)
Word Origin for villa
British Dictionary definitions for villa (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for villa
1610s, from Italian villa "country house, villa, farm," from Latin villa "country house, farm," related to vicus "village, group of houses," from PIE *weik- "clan" (cf. Sanskrit vesah "house," vit "dwelling, house, settlement;" Avestan vis "house, village, clan;" Old Persian vitham "house, royal house;" Greek oikos "house;" Old Church Slavonic visi "village;" Gothic weihs "village;" Lithuanian viešpats "master of the house").