Mantuan

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mantuan Of or pertaining to Mantua.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mantuan Belonging or pertaining to the town of Mantua, or to the province or former duchy of Mantua, in northern Italy: frequently with reference to Virgil (born near Mantua) or his works.
    • n mantuan A native or an inhabitant of Mantua.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mantuan man′tū-an of or pertaining to Mantua in Italy, or to the poet Virgil or his works
    • n Mantuan a native of Mantua, esp. Virgil
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Usage

In literature:

You say that it is "right" to like Virgil, and yet you admit that you admire the Mantuan, as the Scotch editor joked, "wi' deeficulty.
"Letters on Literature" by Andrew Lang
Valentine came crashing through the Mantuan forest to the rescue of his beloved.
"Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" by E. Nesbit
The Mantuan Marquis sent him a hundred mercenaries under the command of an Albanian named Giacomo.
"The Shame of Motley" by Raphael Sabatini
After two days of incessant rain, sunshine blazed over 'the watery Mantuan flats.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
All the old childish faiths that had been taught him by dim old altars in stately Mantuan churches came back to his memory and heart.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Pretty i' the Mantuan!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
An eloquent and highly ornate sermon was preached by a Mantuan friar, named Giovanni Pietro Suardo.
"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497" by Julia Mary Cartwright
For Mantuan scenery cf.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Others relate that he was poisoned by a Mantuan painter whom he had injured.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
That poet surely was neither Mantuan, Lucian, nor Claudian.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
The explanation given by his Mantuan editor, which I have adopted in the text, seems the more probable.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
The Mantuans came out to meet him, but he passed on to Verona to reclaim his bride.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
In every window an antique statue: the Mantuan Muse, the Mantuan Apollo, etc.
"Ariadne in Mantua" by Vernon Lee
In every window an antique statue: the Mantuan Muse, the Mantuan Apollo, etc.
"Limbo and Other Essays" by Vernon Lee
Mantuan, Eclogues of, 98.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
Of how much practical agricultural value he found the Mantuan bard, we shall never know.
"Essays on Modern Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
He was in fact, for nearly a quarter of a century, a sort of Demiurgus of the arts of design in the Mantuan territory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The Mantuans objected; but in the end Leo obtained, at any rate, part of the precious treasure.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff
Five millions spent in repairing and constructing dikes in the Mantuan province.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 392, June, 1848" by Various
The Jewish Rabbi of the twelfth century takes the place of the Mantuan poet of the thirteenth.
"Browning and Dogma" by Ethel M. Naish
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In poetry:

WHILE at the judge's, Cupid was employed,
Some weighty things the Mantuan state annoyed,
Of such importance, that the rulers meant,
An embassy should to the Pope be sent.
As Anselm was a judge of high degree,
No one so well embassador could be.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine