Patavinity

Patavinity

Pat`a*vin"i*ty\, n. [L. patavinitas, fr. Patavium: cf. F. patavinit['e]] The use of local or provincial words, as in the peculiar style or diction of Livy, the Roman historian; -- so called from Patavium, now Padua, the place of Livy's nativity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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