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EtymologyEdit

From Latin russus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈros.so/, [ˈr̺os̪s̪o]
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  • Stress: rósso
  • Hyphenation: ros‧so

AdjectiveEdit

rosso (feminine singular rossa, masculine plural rossi, feminine plural rosse)

  1. red
  2. (of hair) ginger, red
    • c. 1795, Vincenzo Monti, Opere inedite e rare: di Vincenzo Monti[1], by Urbano Lampredi, published 1843, page 126:
      Costui, rosso di pel, Foscolo è detto
      He, of red hair, is called Foscolo
  3. (figuratively) incandescent, red hot
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto VIII, lines 73–75, page 124:
      [] Ed ei mi disse: «Il foco etterno ¶ ch'entro l'affoca le dimostra rosse, ¶ come tu vedi in questo basso inferno».
      And he to me: "The fire eternal ¶ that kindles them within makes them look red, ¶ as thou beholdest in this nether Hell".

NounEdit

rosso m (plural rossi)

 
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  1. red (any of a range of colours)
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto X, lines 85–87, page 158:
      Ond' io a lui: «Lo strazio e 'l grande scempio ¶ che fece l'Arbia colorata in rosso, ¶ tal orazion fa far nel nostro tempio».
      Whence I to him: "The slaughter and great carnage ¶ which have with crimson stained the Arbia, cause ¶ such orisons in our temple to be made."
  2. Any red pigment.
  3. (metonymically, sometimes derogatory) A Socialist or Communist.
  4. (heraldry) gules

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero      marrone
             rosa              rosso, cremisi              arancione              giallo, crema
             limetta              verde              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              ciano, blu petrolio, foglia di tè
             azzurro              blu              violetto, indaco              magenta, viola

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