Definition of Petrarch

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

Exact synonyms: Francesco Petrarca, Petrarca
Generic synonyms: Poet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrarch

Petersburg Campaign
Petit's aponeurosis
Petit's canals
Petit's hernia
Petit's ligament
Petit's lumbar triangle
Petit's sinus
Petrarchan sonnet
Petrarchan sonnets
Petri dish
Petri dishes
Petri net
Petrified Forest National Park

Literary usage of Petrarch

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1900)
"In the fervour of youth, with the authority of age, petrarch addressed his ... petrarch, who loved the tribune, was indifferent to the fate of the senator. ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1889)
"petrarch AND BOCCACCIO. THE higher influence of Italy upon our ... When Dante died in 1321, petrarch was a youth of seventeen, Boccaccio a boy of eight. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1866)
"petrarch inspired a wish, a hope, a prediction, that the generous youth, the son of his venerable hero, would restore Some and Italy to their pristine glory ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"A false application of the names and maxims of antiquity was the source of the hopes and disappointments of petrarch ; yet he could not overlook the ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"Tho Triumphs of petrarch, translated into English Verse, ... petrarch translated, in a Selection of his Sonnets »lid Odes; accompanied with Notée and the ..."

6. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"This second great characteristic of petrarch also has more than individual ... petrarch was an indefatigable student, and possessed the power as a scholar ..."

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