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impresa

[im-prey-zuh] /ɪmˈpreɪ zə/
noun, plural impresas, imprese
[im-prey-zey] /ɪmˈpreɪ zeɪ/ (Show IPA).
Obsolete
1.
a device or emblem.
2.
a motto.
Also, imprese
[im-preez] /ɪmˈpriz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Italian: literally, undertaking, noun use of feminine of impreso, past participle of imprendere to undertake; see emprise
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British Dictionary definitions for imprese

impresa

/ɪmˈpreɪzə/
noun
1.
an emblem or device, usually a motto, as on a coat of arms
Word Origin
C16: from Italian, literally: undertaking, hence deed of chivalry, motto, from imprendere to undertake; see emprise
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