amoretti

amoretto

[am-uh-ret-oh; Italian ah-maw-ret-taw]
noun, plural amoretti [am-uh-ret-ee; Italian ah-maw-ret-tee] .
a little cupid.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (< Latin amōrem, accusative of amor) + -etto -et; cf. amour

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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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