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Villa

[vee-uh; Spanish bee-yah] /ˈvi ə; Spanish ˈbi yɑ/
noun
1.
Francisco
[frahn-sees-kaw] /frɑnˈsis kɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Doroteo Arango"Pancho Villa") 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.
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villa

/ˈvɪlə/
noun
1.
(in ancient Rome) a country house, usually consisting of farm buildings and residential quarters around a courtyard
2.
a large and usually luxurious country residence
3.
(Brit) a detached or semidetached suburban house
4.
(NZ) a medium-sized suburban house standing in its own grounds
Derived Forms
villa-like, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Italian from Latin; related to Latin vīcus a village

Villa

/ˈviːə; Spanish ˈbiʎa/
noun
1.
Francisco (franˈsisko), called Pancho Villa, original name Doroteo Arango. ?1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary leader
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Word Origin and History for doroteo arango

villa

n.

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").

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