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presso

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *presso, from Latin presse (narrow, short).[1] Cognate with French and Walloon près.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (preposition, care of): (abbreviation) c/o

AdverbEdit

presso

  1. nearby, near, close
    da presso - “closely”
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

PrepositionEdit

presso

  1. near
  2. beside, next to, by
  3. at, with
    Abito presso i miei zii. - “I live with my uncles.”
    Lavoravo presso la ditta Bianchi. - “I worked at Bianchi's.”
  4. among, with
  5. (mail) care of (always followed by di)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

presso

  1. first-person singular indicative present of pressare

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Frequentative of premō through its perfect passive participle pressus.

VerbEdit

present active pressō, present infinitive pressāre, perfect active pressāvī, supine pressātum

  1. I press, squeeze.
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

pressō

  1. dative masculine singular of pressus
  2. dative neuter singular of pressus
  3. ablative masculine singular of pressus
  4. ablative neuter plural of pressus