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figurine

[fig-yuh-reen] /ˌfɪg yəˈrin/
noun
1.
a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French < Italian figurina, equivalent to figur(a) figure + -ina -ine1 (here diminutive)
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  • Among them is an ivory piece that appears to be the head of a partially complete human figurine.
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figurine

/ˌfɪɡəˈriːn/
noun
1.
a small carved or moulded figure; statuette
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Italian figurina a little figure
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Word Origin and History for figurine
n.

1854, from French figurine (16c.), from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura (see figure (n.)).

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