giovanni da bologna

Bologna

[buh-lohn-yuh; Italian baw-law-nyah]
noun
1.
Giovanni da [jee-uh-vah-nee duh; Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] , (Jean de Boulogne; Giambologna) c1525–1608, Italian sculptor, born in France.
2.
a city in N Italy.
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Bologna1 (bəˈləʊnjə, Italian boˈloɲɲa)
 
n
Ancient name: Bononia a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001)

Bologna2 (bəˈləʊnjə, Italian boˈloɲɲa)
 
n
Giovanni da Bologna See Giambologna

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bologna
1850, variant of bologna sausage (1590s), named for the city in Italy, from L. Bononia, which either represents Gaul. bona "foundation, fortress," or Boii, the name of the Gaulish people who occupied the region 4c. B.C.E. Also see baloney.
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