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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VILLA

The prince was residing at his "Garten," (villa) two miles out of town.

This led me to request a sight of that villa—a crown to the housekeeper got me admittance.

The owner of the villa was a rich Syrian with a French-American wife.

She was a new young lady, who had been with Madame at her Villa—I have not seen her.

The Villa of Galileo, the nameless composition with stone pines, 43.

They turned from the sea into the broad walk of the Villa, and walked towards the kiosk.

In his father's villa at Capodimonte there was little real comfort.

When this letter reached her she was at Fiesole with Vere in a villa which she had taken.

It looked black against the gold, till it was off the Villa Pantano.

Here in 1864 a Roman villa was discovered, which has been entirely excavated.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Italian villa "country house, villa, farm," from Latin villa "country house, farm," related to vicus "village, group of houses," from PIE *weik- "clan" (cf. Sanskrit vesah "house," vit "dwelling, house, settlement;" Avestan vis "house, village, clan;" Old Persian vitham "house, royal house;" Greek oikos "house;" Old Church Slavonic visi "village;" Gothic weihs "village;" Lithuanian viešpats "master of the house").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VILLA

castle

nounmagnificent home, often for royalty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.