One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of the Italian city of Padua, or its inhabitants.‘he wrote in a Paduan dialect’
- ‘Starkey moved in the highest circles of the Paduan and Venetian intellectual aristocracy.’
- ‘Pacher's painting demonstrates first-hand knowledge of Paduan art, especially the work of Mantegna.’
- ‘With the Milanese soldier Roberto da Sanseverino, and the Paduan noble Gabriele Capodilista, he sailed for Jaffa on 17 May.’
- ‘Pinelli frequently received visiting dignitaries and scholars and invited Paduan men of letters to meet them.’
- ‘There is little which suggests that experience of Paduan teaching transformed the medical outlook he would have learnt from Cambridge doctors.’
- ‘His major Paduan commission was for the decoration of the ruling Carrara family's palace chapel.’
A native or inhabitant of the Italian city of Padua.‘a great church was built by the Paduans’
- ‘Niccolo Frangipane is supposed to have been a Paduan, though his birthplace is disputed.’
- ‘Castelbaldo, today a rustic town, was then furnished with a formidable castle, which the Paduans had provisioned with food and arms.’
- ‘The opposing forces consisted of the Veronese, led by Giovanni dei Ordelaffi, and the Paduans, under the English mercenary Sir John Hawkwood.’
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