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Villanovan

[vil-uh-noh-vuh n] /ˌvɪl əˈnoʊ vən/
adjective
1.
Also, Villanova. of or relating to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.
noun
2.
a member of this people.
Origin of Villanovan
after Villanova, a town in NE Italy; see -an
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  • The form, appearance, and decoration are of the type villanova, thus identifying it with northern Italy.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • The Swastika is found throughout the entire villanova epoch.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • Turenne was in command of the cavalry, and took post between Chieri and villanova.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • At about the same time, Arnold of villanova was teaching medicine at Paris and paying special attention to chemistry.

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
  • They frequently refer to the writings of Arnold of villanova, so that they certainly post-date him.

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
  • The villanova University copy that this text was prepared from contains several handwritten corrections.

  • Arnold, of villanova, dreamed that a black cat bit him in the side.

    Sleep and Its Derangements William A. Hammond
  • From one of the best-known sites in that city their culture has been called that of villanova.

British Dictionary definitions for villanova

Villanovan

/ˌvɪləˈnəʊvən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron
noun
2.
a member of this culture
Word Origin
C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853
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Word Origin and History for villanova

Villanova

European culture of the early Iron Age, 1901, named for a hamlet near Bologna where archaeological remains of it were found.

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