Dantean
adjective Date: 1785 of, relating to, or suggestive of Dante or his writings; especially having a hellish or bizarre quality <
refugees lived a Dantean existence — A. E. Cowdrey
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  • Dantean — Dan*te an, a. Relating to, emanating from or resembling, the poet Dante or his writings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dantean — /dan tee euhn, dan tee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Dante or his writings. 2. Dantesque. n. 3. a person who is an expert on the writings of Dante. [1825 35; DANTE + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dantean — adjective Of or pertaining to (1265? 1321), a celebrated Florentine poet of the Middle Ages, or his writings …   Wiktionary

  • Dantean — [ dantɪən, dan ti:ən] adjective of or reminiscent of the work of the Italian poet Dante (1265–1321), especially his vision of hell in The Divine Comedy. noun an admirer of Dante or his work. Derivatives Dantesque ˌdantɪ ɛsk adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • dantean — dan·te·an …   English syllables

  • Dantean — /ˈdæntiən/ (say danteeuhn) adjective 1. of Dante or his writings. 2. Dantesque. –noun 3. a scholar devoted to the study of Dante. {from Dante} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dantean — adj. & n. adj. 1 of Dante. 2 in the style of or reminiscent of Dante s writings. n. a student or imitator of Dante. Derivatives: Dantesque adj. Etymology: Dante Alighieri, It. poet d. 1321 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-Dantean — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • pre-Dantean — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dantesque — adjective of or relating to Dante Alighieri or his writings • Syn: ↑Dantean • Pertains to noun: ↑Dante, ↑Dante (for: ↑Dantean) • Derivationally related forms: ↑Dante …   Useful english dictionary

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