Definition of Petrarca

1. Noun. An Italian poet famous for love lyrics (1304-1374).

Exact synonyms: Francesco Petrarca, Petrarch
Generic synonyms: Poet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrarca

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Petersburg Campaign
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Petit's sinus
Petrarca (current term)
Petrarchan sonnet
Petrarchan sonnets
Petri dish
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Literary usage of Petrarca

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1. Imaginary conversations by Walter Savage Landor (1883)
"Petrarca. You have kept your promise like an English man, ... Petrarca. That is true. I have heard, however, some of your countrymen declare that Oxford is ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Supreme above them all, a figure worthy, from the mere literary point of view, to stand by Dant« and Petrarca, is St. Catherine of Siena (1347-80), ..."

3. Scenes and Thoughts in Europe by George Henry Calvert (1863)
"Among my disappointments are Petrarca and Macchiavelli. I am disappointed in Petrarca, that his sonnets are written more out of the head than the heart. ..."

4. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"He was succeeded by Petrarca and Boccaccio, who perfected the Italian ... Petrarca was the first modern poet who wrote with classical elegance and purity. ..."

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