Definition of Old Italian

1. Noun. The Italian language up to the middle of the 16th century.

Generic synonyms: Italian



Definition of Old Italian

1. Proper noun. The continuum of languages derived from Vulgar Latin spoken in the Italian peninsula between ''circa'' 960 and the establishment of the Accademia della Crusca in 1582.“[ Old Italian]” defined by '''WordNet Search''' – 3'''·'''0 ¹

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Old Italian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Italian

Old Frankish
Old French
Old Frisian
Old Georgian
Old Glory
Old Greek
Old Harry
Old Hickory
Old High German
Old IRA
Old Icelandic
Old Ionian
Old Ionic
Old Irish
Old Ironsides
Old Italian (current term)
Old Japanese
Old Javanese
Old Korean
Old Latin
Old Line State
Old London Town
Old Low Franconian
Old Maid
Old Marlburian
Old Master
Old Masters
Old Nick
Old Norman
Old Norse

Literary usage of Old Italian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Chicago's renaissance: an old Italian pageant in a new-world setting. M. Johnson, il. Putnam's. 6: 41-7. Ap. '09. Chicago city gardens association. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"It did not strike me when I wrote that Nasini, although a foreigner, for he was of Sienna, might have proved that he belonged to the old Italian nobility. ..."

3. History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap (1834)
"... makes herself mistress of a rich style of colouring by studying pictures of the old Italian masters; notice of some of her works—De Rose—Danforth—John ..."

4. Northern Germany, as Far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers: As Far as by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"... of old Italian and German specimens. A selection of the most valuable plates is on exhibition. ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... tried old Italian swordsman, who bade him be of good heart, and confided to him a secret trick of swordsmanship devised by himself and never before ..."

6. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Bon-Joseph Dacier, Pierre Desrey (1867)
"... from old Italian pictures. was then led down from the platform, and placed on a horse covered over with ..."

7. Great Composers and Their Work by Louis Charles Elson (1898)
"THE Old Italian COMPOSERS PALESTRINA. THERE was born in the fifteenth century a composer who was a connecting link between the Flemish school and the old ..."

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