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Villa

[vee-uh; Spanish bee-yah]
noun
Francisco [frahn-sees-kaw] , (Doroteo Arango"Pancho Villa") 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.
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villa (ˈvɪlə)
 
n
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
 
[C17: via Italian from Latin; related to Latin vīcus a village]
 
'villa-like
 
adj

Villa (ˈviːə, Spanish ˈbiʎa)
 
n
Francisco (franˈsisko), called Pancho Villa, original name Doroteo Arango. ?1877--1923, Mexican revolutionary leader

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villa
1611, from It. villa "country house, villa, farm," from L. villa "country house, farm," related to vicus "village, group of houses," from PIE *weik- "clan" (cf. Skt. vesah "house," vit "dwelling, house, settlement;" Avestan vis "house, village, clan;" O.Pers. vitham "house, royal house;" Gk. oikos "house;"
O.C.S. visi "village;" Goth. weihs "village;" Lith. viepats "master of the house").
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