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Borrowed from Italian abito.


abito m

  1. dress (of a woman)


  • “abito” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien



  • IPA(key): /ˈ
  • Hyphenation: à‧bi‧to

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin habitus (habit, appearance), derived from habeō (I have).


abito m (plural abiti)

  1. garment
    Synonyms: indumento, veste, vestito
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto, lines –:
      Già era in loco onde s’udia ’l rimbombo ¶ de l’acqua che cadea ne l’altro giro, ¶ simile a quel che l’arnie fanno rombo, ¶ quando tre ombre insieme si partiro, ¶ correndo, d’una torma che passava ¶ sotto la pioggia de l’aspro martiro. ¶ Venian ver’ noi, e ciascuna gridava: ¶ «Sòstati tu ch’a l’abito ne sembri ¶ essere alcun di nostra terra prava».
      Now was I where was heard the reverberation of water falling into the next round, like to that humming which the beehives make, when shadows three together started forth, running, from out a company that passed beneath the rain of the sharp martyrdom. Towards us came they, and each one cried out: "Stop, thou; for by thy garb to us thou seemest to be some one of our depraved city."
    1. dress (of a woman)
      Synonym: vestito
    2. suit (of a man)
      Synonym: vestito
    3. habit (of a monk or nun)
  2. (zoology) coat (of an animal), especially a bird's plumage
    Synonym: livrea
  3. (Christianity) scapular
    Synonyms: abitino, scapolare
  4. aptitude, bent
    Synonym: attitudine
  5. (literary) habit (action done on a regular basis)
    Synonym: abitudine
  6. (literary) bearing, appearance
    Synonyms: aspetto, portamento
  7. (Aristotelic philosophy) Disposition to be or act in a certain way.
  8. (medicine) The characteristics of the body's shape.
  9. (zoology) habitus
  10. (crystallography) The predominant simple shape in a crystal.
Related termsEdit
  • Cimbrian: abito

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of abitare





ābītō (present infinitive ābītere); third conjugation, no passive, no perfect or supine stem

  1. Alternative form of ābaetō


   Conjugation of ābītō (third conjugation, no supine stem, no perfect stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ābītō ābītis ābītit ābītimus ābītitis ābītunt
imperfect ābītēbam ābītēbās ābītēbat ābītēbāmus ābītēbātis ābītēbant
future ābītam ābītēs ābītet ābītēmus ābītētis ābītent
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ābītam ābītās ābītat ābītāmus ābītātis ābītant
imperfect ābīterem ābīterēs ābīteret ābīterēmus ābīterētis ābīterent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ābīte ābītite
future ābītitō ābītitō ābītitōte ābītuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ābītere
participles ābītēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ābītendī ābītendō ābītendum ābītendō



  1. second-person singular future impersonal active imperative of abeō
  2. third-person singular future impersonal active imperative of abeō