Usage note
The plural of “mecenas” is “mecenas.”
el mecenas, la mecenas(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (general)
a. patron
El pintor encontró un mecenas en Florencia.The painter found a patron in Florence.
b. sponsor
Cuando perdió todos sus mecenas, el compositor tuvo que ganarse la vida como profesor de piano.When he lost his sponsors, the composer had to work as a piano teacher for a living.
c. Maecenas
La condesa fue mecenas de varios poetas.The countess was a Maecenas to many poets.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. patron
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