amorino

amorino

[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw]
noun, plural amorini [am-uh-ree-nee] . Fine Arts.
a putto represented as an infant cupid.

Origin:
1855–60; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (< Latin -īnus adj. suffix)

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amoretto or amorino (ˌæməˈrɛtəʊ, ˌæmɔːˈriːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -retti, -rini
Also called: putto (esp in painting) a small chubby naked boy representing a cupid
 
[C16: from Italian, diminutive of Amore Cupid, from Latin Amor Love]
 
amorino or amorino (ˌæməˈrɛtəʊ, ˌæmɔːˈriːnəʊ, -ˈrɛtɪ, -ˈriːnɪ)
 
n
 
[C16: from Italian, diminutive of Amore Cupid, from Latin Amor Love]

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