torsi

torsi

[tawr-see]
noun
a plural of torso.
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torso

[tawr-soh]
noun, plural torsos, torsi [tawr-see] .
1.
the trunk of the human body.
2.
a sculptured form representing the trunk of a nude female or male figure.
3.
something mutilated or incomplete.

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian: stalk, trunk of statue < Latin thyrsus < Greek thýrsos wand, stem

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torsi (ˈtɔːsɪ)
 
n
rare a plural of torso

torso (ˈtɔːsəʊ)
 
n , pl -sos, -si
1.  the trunk of the human body
2.  a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs
3.  something regarded as incomplete or truncated
 
[C18: from Italian: stalk, stump, from Latin: thyrsus]

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torso
1797, from It. torso "trunk of a statue," originally "stalk, stump," from V.L. *tursus, from L. thyrsus "stalk, stem," from Gk. thyrsos (see thyrsus).
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torsi tor·si (tôr'sē)
n.
A plural of torso.

torso tor·so (tôr'sō)
n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si (-sē)
The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.

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