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EtymologyEdit

From Latin grossus.

AdjectiveEdit

grosso (feminine singular grossa, masculine plural grossi, feminine plural grosse)

  1. big, large
  2. fat
    Carlo il GrossoCharles the Fat
  3. thick
  4. heavy
  5. rough (of the sea)

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

grosso m (plural grossi)

  1. the main part of something
  2. groschen

Further readingEdit

  • grosso in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  •   grosso on the Italian Wikipedia.Wikipedia it

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese grosso, from Latin grossus, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷres-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grosso m (feminine singular grossa, masculine plural grossos, feminine plural grossas, comparable)

  1. dense; thick (relatively great in extent from one surface to another)
  2. viscous; thick (having consistency between solid and liquid)
  3. crude; unrefined (of low quality)
  4. (of a person) rude; uncouth; uncivil (without manners)
  5. (of texture) rough (not plain; with friction)
  6. (of sound) deep (low in pitch)
  7. obscene; distasteful; vulgar (offensive to morality)
  8. (slang) aboundant (in high quantity)

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