[am-uh-ret-oh; Italian ah-maw-ret-taw]
- a little cupid.
Origin of amoretto
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Mosto reads focine, which is amended by Amoretti to foscine.
Papponi, (of whom Amoretti writes,) a man of such susceptibility, was cured of convulsive attacks by change of place.Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
Amoretti conjectures that Pigafetta means the fusiniere, boats named after Fusine whence people are ferried to Venice.
Some of the ‘Amoretti’ were doubtless addressed by Spenser in 1593 to the lady who became his wife a year later.A Life of William Shakespeare
- (esp in painting) a small chubby naked boy representing a cupidAlso called: putto
C16: from Italian, diminutive of Amore Cupid, from Latin Amor Love
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Word Origin and History for amoretti
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