imprese

impresa

[im-prey-zuh]
noun, plural impresas, imprese [im-prey-zey] . Obsolete.
1.
a device or emblem.
2.
a motto.
Also, imprese [im-preez] .


Origin:
1580–90; < Italian: literally, undertaking, noun use of feminine of impreso, past participle of imprendere to undertake; see emprise

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impresa or imprese (ɪmˈpreɪzə, ɪmˈpriːz)
 
n
an emblem or device, usually a motto, as on a coat of arms
 
[C16: from Italian, literally: undertaking, hence deed of chivalry, motto, from imprendere to undertake; see emprise]
 
imprese or imprese
 
n
 
[C16: from Italian, literally: undertaking, hence deed of chivalry, motto, from imprendere to undertake; see emprise]

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