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macaronic

[mak-uh-ron-ik] /ˌmæk əˈrɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
2.
composed of a mixture of languages.
3.
mixed; jumbled.
noun
4.
macaronics, macaronic language.
5.
a macaronic verse or other piece of writing.
Origin
dialectal Italian
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin macarōnicus < dialectal Italian maccarone macaroni + Latin -icus -ic
Related forms
macaronically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for macaronically

macaronic

/ˌmækəˈrɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of verse) characterized by a mixture of vernacular words jumbled together with Latin words or Latinized words or with words from one or more other foreign languages
noun
2.
(often pl) macaronic verse
Derived Forms
macaronically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin macarōnicus, literally: resembling macaroni (in lack of sophistication); see macaroni
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Word Origin and History for macaronically

macaronic

adj.

1610s, in reference to a form of verse consisting of vernacular words in a Latin context with Latin endings; applied loosely to verse in which two or more languages are jumbled together; from Modern Latin macaronicus (coined 1517 by Teofilo Folengo), from dialectal Italian maccarone (see macaroni), in reference to the mixture of words in the verse: "quoddam pulmentum farina, caseo, botiro compaginatum, grossum, rude, et rusticanum" [Folengo].

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Encyclopedia Article for macaronically

macaronic

originally, comic Latin verse form characterized by the introduction of vernacular words with appropriate but absurd Latin endings: later variants apply the same technique to modern languages. The form was first written by Tisi degli Odassi in the late 15th century and popularized by Teofilo Folengo, a dissolute Benedictine monk who applied Latin rules of form and syntax to an Italian vocabulary in his burlesque epic of chivalry, Baldus (1517; Le maccheronee, 1927-28). He described the macaronic as the literary equivalent of the Italian dish, which, in its 16th-century form, was a crude mixture of flour, butter, and cheese. The Baldus soon found imitators in Italy and France, and some macaronics were even written in mock Greek

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