Pentameron

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pentameron pen-tam′e-ron a famous collection of fifty folk-tales (Naples 1637) written in the Neapolitan dialect by Giambattista Basile, supposed to be told during five days by ten old women, for the entertainment of a Moorish slave who has usurped the place of the rightful princess.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. pentamerone.

Usage

In literature:

The Pentameron: Burton and Gladstone 133.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
LANDOR'S PENTAMERON, &c. Edited by H. Ellis.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
THE PENTAMERONE; or, The Story of Stories.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
Der Pentamerone oder: Das Maerchen aller Maerchen von Giambattista Basile.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
LANDOR'S PENTAMERON, &c. Edited by H. Ellis.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
In this imperfect narrative is there not a distorted version of a chapter in the `Pentameron'?
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
In 1848 an incomplete and refined translation of "II Pentamerone" appeared with pretty and sprightly designs by Cruikshank.
"George Cruikshank" by W. H. Chesson
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