Giovanni da bologna



[buh-lohn-yuh; Italian baw-law-nyah] /bəˈloʊn yə; Italian bɔˈlɔ nyɑ/

noun
1.
Giovanni da
[jee-uh-vah-nee duh;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni də;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/ (Show IPA), (Jean de Boulogne; Giambologna) c1525–1608, Italian sculptor, born in France.
2.
a city in N Italy.
/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001) Ancient name Bononia (bəˈnəʊnɪə)
/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
Giovanni da Bologna, See Giambologna
n.

1850, variant of bologna sausage (1590s), named for the city in Italy, whose name is from Latin Bononia, which either represents Gaulish bona “foundation, fortress,” or Boii, the name of the Gaulish people who occupied the region 4c. B.C.E. Also see baloney.

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