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(Lat., ‘whithersoever you please’). An academic exercise in medieval universities. Originally it was a voluntary disputation in which a master undertook to deal with any ...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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5 words

... , satire by J.P. Kennedy...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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... Fanciful type of trompe l’œil of oddments, often showing letters, paper-knives, playing-cards, ribbons, and scissors, in apparently accidental array, painted on walls,...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... (Latin, ‘what you please’) Originally a philosophical or theological question proposed for purposes of scholastic debate, hence a nice and knotty point, a subtlety. In music a quodlibet is a light-hearted composition consisting of various popular tunes or fragments of tunes. A classic example is the finale of Bach’s Goldberg Variations ( 1742 ) which incorporates two popular melodies of the day, Ich bin so lang nicht bei dir g’west (‘I’ve Been Away from You So Long’) and Kraut und Rüben (‘Cabbages and...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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77 words

...quodlibet (Lat., ‘what you will’). A piece of music in which well-known tunes or texts (or both) are quoted, either simultaneously or in succession, generally for humorous effect. One 15th-century monophonic song, for example, has a text formed out of quotations from the opening words of 19 famous chansons; the music does not seem to be quoted, however. The quodlibet was apparently a favourite entertainment of the Bachs at their family gatherings, and it has remained...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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... Originally a free form of disputation in medieval *universities , held in Advent and *Lent , open to a wider public outside the university. The term derives from the subject of disputation, which could be about whatever ( de quodlibet ), as well as from the fact of being initiated by anybody ( a quodlibet ). This free disputation gave rise to a *genre of philosophical literature, namely, the discussions on various subjects constituting a considerable part of the output of medieval philosophers. See also debates ; education ; philosophy,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
Subject:
Religion
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... (Lat., ‘whithersoever you please’). An academic exercise in medieval universities. Originally it was a voluntary disputation in which a master undertook to deal with any question raised by any of the participants. The answers were afterwards drawn up in writing and published. In the 14th cent. it came to be part of the exercise required of a bachelor seeking the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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Religion
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...quodlibet . The name of an academic exercise in medieval universities, chiefly Paris. Twice a year, before Christmas and Easter, a disputation was held in which the master undertook to deal with any questions ( disputatio de quolibet ) raised by any of the participants ( a quolibet ). The subjects ranged from abstruse questions of theology to the smallest details of daily life. The answers of the masters were afterwards drawn up in writing and published. Thus, for example, we possess eleven quodlibets of St Thomas Aquinas and part of a twelfth. The...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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... [ Lat .] What pleases. Light‐hearted comp. comprising several popular tunes or fragments of tunes ingeniously put together, e.g. finale of Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations , where 2 popular melodies of the day, Ich bin so lang nicht bei dir g’west (I’ve been away from you so long) and Kraut und Rüben (Cabbage and turnips), are combined within the harmonic outline of the...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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... A special case of disputed quaestio was that of the disputation De quodlibet . The discussion no longer bore on a determined subject, but the master answered the most varied questions posed by his audience. This literary genre, arising at Paris in the first quarter of the 13th c., developed by Thomas Aquinas and Gerard of Abbeville , became, at the end of the century and the start of the next, one of the preferred modes of teaching, with Giles of Rome , Richard of Mediavilla and especially Henry of Ghent and Godfrey of Fontaines ....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
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...falso quodlibet Latin: from a false proposition, anything follows. In classical logic it is true that from a contradiction anything...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... question proposed in scholastic disputation; scholastic debate or exercise. XIV. — medL. quodlibetum , f. L. quodlibet , f. quod WHAT , libet it...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun LME Medieval Latin ( quodlibet (um ) from Latin quodlibet , from quod what + libet it pleases). 1 LME History A question proposed as an exercise in philosophical or theological debate; a scholastic debate, thesis, or exercise. 2 E19 Music A lighthearted combination of several tunes; a...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • abet , aiguillette, anisette, Annette, Antoinette, arête, Arlette, ate, baguette, banquette, barbette, barrette, basinet, bassinet, beget, Bernadette, beset, bet, Bette, blanquette, Brett, briquette, brochette, brunette ( US brunet), Burnett, cadet, caravanette, cassette, castanet, charette, cigarette ( US cigaret), clarinet, Claudette, Colette, coquette, corvette, couchette, courgette, croquette, curette, curvet, Debrett, debt, dinette, diskette, duet, epaulette ( US epaulet), flageolet, flannelette, forget, fret, galette, gazette, Georgette,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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59 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Fanciful type of trompe l'œil of oddments, often showing letters, paper-knives, playing-cards, ribbons, and scissors, in apparently accidental array, painted on walls, etc.
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Satire by J.P. Kennedy.

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