pasquinian

pasquinade

[pas-kwuh-neyd]
noun
1.
a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
verb (used with object), pasquinaded, pasquinading.
2.
to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.

Origin:
1585–95; Pasquin (< Italian Pasquino, name given an antique Roman statue unearthed in 1501 that was annually decorated and posted with verses) + -ade1; replacing pasquinata < Italian

pasquinader, noun
pasquinian [pas-kwin-ee-uhn] , adjective
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pasquinade or pasquil (ˌpæskwɪˈneɪd, ˈpæskwɪl)
 
n
1.  an abusive lampoon or satire, esp one posted in a public place
 
vb , -ades, -ading, -aded, -quils, -quilling, -quilled
2.  (tr) to ridicule with pasquinade
 
[C17: from Italian Pasquino name given to an ancient Roman statue disinterred in 1501, which was annually posted with satirical verses]
 
pasquil or pasquil
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Italian Pasquino name given to an ancient Roman statue disinterred in 1501, which was annually posted with satirical verses]
 
pasquin'ader or pasquil
 
n

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pasquinade
"a lampoon," 1658, from M.Fr., from It. pasquinata (1509), from Pasquino, name given to a mutilated ancient statue (now known to represent Menelaus dragging the dead Patroclus) set up by Cardinal Caraffa in his palace in Rome in 1501; the locals named it after a schoolmaster (or tailor, or barber) named
Pasquino who lived nearby. A custom developed of posting satirical verses and lampoons on the statue.
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