From Latin pectus, from Proto-Italic *pektos, from Proto-Indo-European *peg (“breast”). Compare Catalan pit, Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept. Cf. also peto, a doublet borrowed from Italian.
pecho m (plural pechos)
- chest; the front of the thorax
- breast (of a woman)
- (figuratively) breast, heart; seat of the emotions, feelings, etc.
- (figuratively) valor, strength, fortitude
- (breast of a woman): mama