Olivetan

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Olivetan ol′i-vet-an one of an order of Benedictine monks founded in 1313, the original house at Monte Oliveto, near Siena.
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Usage

In literature:

Naples, church of the Olivetans, 25.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
S. Michele in Bosco was among the largest of the Olivetan convents.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
It was held by the Benedictines, first the black monks and then the Olivetans who took it over from Gregory XI.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner
He and his companions, Saunier and Olivetan, were seized and sent out of the city.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
Vacche, dalle, F. Vincenzo, a Veronese, an Olivetan monk.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
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