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Decameron, The

[dih-kam-er-uh n] /dɪˈkæm ər ən/
noun
1.
a collection of 100 tales (1353) by Boccaccio.
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[dih-kam-uh-ron-ik] /dɪˌkæm əˈrɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Each story of the decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story.
Word Origin and History for decameron

Decameron

n.

c.1600, from Italian Decamerone, name of Boccaccio's 14c. collection of 100 tales supposedly told over 10 days, from Greek deka "ten" (see ten) + hemera "day" (see ephemera).

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