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amorino

[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw] /ˌæm əˈri noʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɔˈri nɔ/
noun, plural amorini
[am-uh-ree-nee] /ˌæm əˈri ni/ (Show IPA).
Fine Arts.
1.
a putto represented as an infant cupid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (< Latin -īnus adj. suffix)
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British Dictionary definitions for amorino

amoretto

/ˌæməˈrɛtəʊ/
noun (pl) -retti (-ˈrɛtɪ), -rini (-ˈriːnɪ)
1.
(esp in painting) a small chubby naked boy representing a cupid Also called putto
Word Origin
C16: from Italian, diminutive of Amore Cupid, from Latin Amor Love
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