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[ton-doh; Italian tawn-daw] /ˈtɒn doʊ; Italian ˈtɔn dɔ/
noun, plural tondi
[ton-dee; Italian tawn-dee] /ˈtɒn di; Italian ˈtɔn di/ (Show IPA)
a round painting or relief.
Origin of tondo
1885-90; < Italian: plate, circle, round painting, derivative of the adj.: round, by aphesis for rotondo, < Latin rotundus; see rotund Unabridged
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  • But the tondi also has the functions of consciousness, for it can go away in dreams and meet the begus of parents and ancestors.

    Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for tondi


noun (pl) -di (-diː)
a circular easel painting or relief carving
Word Origin
C19: from Italian: a circle, shortened from rotondo round
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