[mee-see-nuh s, mahy-] /miˈsi nəs, maɪ-/
[sil-nee-uh s] /ˈsɪl ni əs/ (Show IPA), c70–8 b.c, Roman statesman: friend and patron of Horace and Vergil.
a generous patron or supporter, especially of art, music, or literature.
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?70–8 bc, Roman statesman; adviser to Augustus and patron of Horace and Virgil
a wealthy patron of the arts
“a generous patron of literature or the arts,” 1560s, from name of Gaius Clinius Maecenas (died 8 B.C.E.), Roman patron of Horace and Virgil.
[mad-n-ing] /ˈmæd n ɪŋ/ adjective 1. driving to madness or frenzy: a maddening thirst. 2. infuriating or exasperating: his maddening indifference to my pleas. 3. raging; furious: a maddening wind. /ˈmædənɪŋ/ adjective 1. serving to send mad 2. extremely annoying; exasperating adj. 1743, from present participle of madden. Related: Maddeningly.
[mad-n-ing] /ˈmæd n ɪŋ/ adjective 1. driving to madness or frenzy: a maddening thirst. 2. infuriating or exasperating: his maddening indifference to my pleas. 3. raging; furious: a maddening wind. [mad-n] /ˈmæd n/ verb (used with object) 1. to anger or infuriate: The delays maddened her. 2. to make insane. verb (used without object) 3. […]
[mahy-stroh] /ˈmaɪ stroʊ/ noun, plural maestros. 1. an eminent composer, teacher, or conductor of music: Toscanini and other great maestros. 2. (initial capital letter) a title of respect used in addressing or referring to such a person. 3. a master of any art: the maestros of poetry. /ˈmaɪstrəʊ/ noun (pl) -tri (-trɪ), -tros 1. a […]
- Maestro di cappella
/dɪ kəˈpɛlə/ noun 1. a person in charge of an orchestra, esp a private one attached to the palace of a prince in Italy during the baroque period See capellmeister