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Vico

[vik-oh, vee-koh; Italian vee-kaw] /ˈvɪk oʊ, ˈvi koʊ; Italian ˈvi kɔ/
noun
1.
Giovanni Battista
[jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/ (Show IPA),
1668–1744, Italian philosopher and jurist.
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Viconian
[vi-koh-nee-uh n] /vɪˈkoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Vico

/ˈvɪkəʊ; Italian ˈviːko/
noun
1.
Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1668–1744, Italian philosopher. In Scienza Nuova (1721) he postulated that civilizations rise and fall in evolutionary cycles, making use of myths, poetry, and linguistics as historical evidence
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