patavinity definition

  • noun:
    • employing neighborhood or provincial words, as with the peculiar style or diction of Livy, the Roman historian.
    • the usage of regional or provincial terms, such as the peculiar design or diction of Livy, the Roman historian; -- so called from Patavium, now Padua, the area of Livy's nativity.
    • the way in which, style, personality, etc., of Padua; particularly, the particular style or diction of Livy, the Roman historian, who was produced at Patavium, now Padua; hence, overall, employing neighborhood or provincial words written down or talking.

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