Definition of Parthenopean in English:

Parthenopean

adjective

(also Parthenopaean)
  • Of or belonging to Naples; specifically designating the short-lived republic established in Naples by French revolutionary forces in 1799 (now historical).

Pronunciation

Parthenopean

/ˌpɑːθɪnəˈpiːən/ /pɑːθɪˈnəʊpɪən/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From Italian partenopeo or its etymon classical Latin Parthenopēius belonging to Naples (from Parthenopē, ancient name for Naples, as the city was supposed to stand on the site of the tomb of the siren Parthenope (ancient Greek Παρθενόπη)) + -an.