Definition of John florio
1. Noun. English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625).
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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... collected by john florio,' London (for E.Blount ), 1598 [see dedication noticed above] ; sonnets by II Candido, ie Gwynne, and verses by BB are affixed. ..."
2. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by Robert Chambers, David Patrick (1901)
"john florio, the translator of Montaigne, was born in London about 1553. ... john florio appears as a private tutor in foreign languages at Oxford about ..."
3. The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose edited by Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Whiting Halsey (1909)
"... particular commodity of my kinsfolks and friends: to the end, that losing me (which 1 From the preface to the "Essays," as translated by john florio. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The most celebrated and accomplished teacher of French and Italian in Shakespeare's day was the resolute john florio, who, after leaving Magdalen College, ..."