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EtymologyEdit

Compare Catalan os, French os, Italian osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian ossu, Spanish hueso.

NounEdit

osso

  1. (anatomy) bone

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ossum, popular variant of os, ossis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁ (bone), *h₂óst. Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian osso, Spanish hueso.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɔsso]
  • òsso, /ˈɔsso/

NounEdit

osso m (plural ossa f, alternative plural ossi m)

  1. (anatomy) bone
    bagnato fino all'ossodrenched to the skin
  2. (botany) stone, pit (in fruits)
    Synonym: nocciolo

Usage notesEdit

The feminine plural ossa denotes bones collectively:

Mi fanno male tutte le ossa.All my bones are aching.

The masculine plural individual bones:

gli ossi delle schienethe backbones

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LatinEdit

Old SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ussus (compare Old Portuguese usso), from Latin ursus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. bear
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 59r.
      Et las dos eſtrellas la que es poſtrimera delas dos q́ ſon en el ombro del oſſo.
      And of the two stars, the one that is the furthest of the two that are the bear's haunch.
    • Idem, 96v.
      […] ¬ no fazen danno en el logar do ella ſouiere leones ni oſſos. ni otros bestiglos malos
      […] and where it were placed, no lions, bears or other foul beasts would be dangerous.

Related termsEdit

  • ossa (female bear)

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
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ossos

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese osso, from Latin ossum, popular variant of os (bone), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁ (bone), *h₂óst. Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Italian osso, Romanian os, Sardinian osso, Spanish hueso.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (uncountable) bone (material)
  3. (figuratively) a difficulty

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AdjectiveEdit

osso (plural osso, comparable)

  1. (slang) difficult
  2. (slang) annoying

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of oso