Boccaccio

Boccaccio

[boh-kah-chee-oh, -choh, buh-; Italian bawk-kaht-chaw]
noun
Giovanni [jee-uh-vah-nee; Italian jaw-vahn-nee] , 1313–75, Italian writer: author of the Decameron.
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Boccaccio (Italian bokˈkattʃo)
 
n
Giovanni (dʒoˈvani). 1313--75, Italian poet and writer, noted particularly for his Decameron (1353), a collection of 100 short stories. His other works include Filostrato (?1338) and Teseida (1341)

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Boccaccio
the name means "big-mouth" in It., from boccaccia, augmentative of bocca "mouth."
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