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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɛsːo/, [ˈpr̺ɛs̪.s̪o]
  • Hyphenation: près‧so

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

AdjectiveEdit

presso ‎(invariable)
presso m ‎(feminine singular pressa, masculine plural pressi, feminine plural presse)

  1. (archaic) near, close

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

From Latin pressus, perfect passive participle of premō ‎(I press), from Proto-Indo-European *per- ‎(to hit).

AdjectiveEdit

presso m ‎(feminine singular pressa, masculine plural pressi, feminine plural presse)

  1. (archaic) (having been) pressed, compressed

Etymology 3Edit

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

From premō +‎ -tō (through its perfect passive participle pressus).

VerbEdit

pressō ‎(present infinitive pressāre, perfect active pressāvī, supine pressātum); first conjugation

  1. I press, squeeze.
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • presso in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • presso in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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