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mantua

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noun man·tua \ˈman(t)-sh(ə-)wə, ˈman-tə-wə\

Definition of mantua

  1. :  a usually loose-fitting gown worn especially in the 17th and 18th centuries



Origin and Etymology of mantua

modification of French manteau mantle


First Known Use: 1678


Mantua

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geographical name Man·tua \ˈman-chə-wə, ˈmanch-wə, ˈmän-tü-ä\

Definition of Mantua

  1. commune N Italy in Lombardy WSW of Venice pop 47,969

Mantuan

play \ˈman-chə-wən, ˈmanch-wən, ˈman-tə-wən\ adjective or noun


Variants of mantua

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Mantova

play \ˈmän-tō-vä\

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