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EtymologyEdit

From Il Galateo, a treatise on good manners by Giovanni della Casa (1503–56) named after the bishop of Sessa Aurunca Galeazzo Florimonte (1484–1565). The name Galeazzo, and its Latinized form Galatheus are cognate with English Galahad.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ɡa.laˈtɛ.o/, [ɡäläˈt̪ɛːo]
  • Rhymes: -ɛo
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la‧tè‧o

NounEdit

galateo m (plural galatei)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) etiquette, good manners
    Synonyms: etichetta, buone maniere, bon ton
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ReferencesEdit

  • galateo” in Vocabolario Treccani