Medicean
Medicean Med`i*ce"an, prop. a. Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus. [1913 Webster]

{Medicean planets} (Astron.), a name given by Galileo to the satellites of Jupiter. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Medicean —    The Medici family ruled Florence from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The patriarch was Giovanni de Medici (? 1429), a banker, whose son Cosimo (the Elder, 1389 1464) was famous as a patron of the arts and learning. His grandson… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Medicean — See Medici. * * * …   Universalium

  • Medicean — adj. of or pertaining to the Medicis (Italian family during the Renaissance period, patrons of famous artists) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Medicean — [ˌmɛdɪ tʃi:ən, si:ən, mɛ di:tʃɪən] adjective relating to the Medici, a powerful Italian family who effectively ruled Florence in the 15th century …   English new terms dictionary

  • medicean — med·i·ce·an …   English syllables

  • medicean — adj. of the Medici family, rulers of Florence in the 15th c. Etymology: mod.L Mediceus f. It. Medici …   Useful english dictionary

  • Medicean planets — Medicean Med i*ce an, prop. a. Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus. [1913 Webster] {Medicean planets} (Astron.), a name given by Galileo to the satellites of Jupiter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medicean Chant —    Refers to the Roman Gradual and Antiphonal published by the Medicean press in Rome in 1614 under the direction of Felice Anerio (c. 1560–1614) and Franceso Soriano (c. 1548– 1621) that revised texts and melodies of older chant books in the… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Medicean-Laurentian Library — ▪ library, Florence, Italy Italian  Biblioteca Mediceo laurenziana,         collection of books and manuscripts gathered during the 15th century in Florence by Cosimo the Elder (Medici, Cosimo de ) and Lorenzo the Magnificent (Medici, Lorenzo de… …   Universalium

  • Medici — Medicean /med i see euhn, chee euhn/, adj. /med i chee/; It. /me dee chee/, n. 1. Catherine de . See Catherine de Médicis. 2. Cosmo or Cosimo de /kawz maw/ or /kaw zee maw de/, ( the Elder ), 1389 1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”