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Petrarchan

[pi-trahr-kuh n] /pɪˈtrɑr kən/
adjective, Also, Petrarchian
[pi-trahr-kee-uh n] /pɪˈtrɑr ki ən/ (Show IPA)
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the works of Petrarch.
2.
characteristic or imitative of the style of Petrarch.
noun
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; Petrarch + -an
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Word Origin and History for petrarchian

Petrarchan

adj.

1827 (Keats uses Petrarchal, 1818), from Francesco Petrarch (Italian Petrarca) the poet (1304-1374).

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