Patavinity

noun
Pat·​a·​vin·​i·​ty | \ ˌpatəˈvinətē \
plural -es

Definition of Patavinity

1 : the dialectal characteristics of Padua as seen in the writings of Livy
2 : the use of dialect

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History and Etymology for Patavinity

Latin patavinitas, from Patavium (Padua), Italy, birthplace of the Roman historian Livy + Latin -itas -ity

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“Patavinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Patavinity. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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