presso

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *presso, from Latin presse (narrow, short).[1] Cognate with French and Walloon près.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (preposition, care of): (abbreviation) c/o

Adverb[edit]

presso

  1. nearby, near, close
    da presso - “closely”
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Preposition[edit]

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)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

presso

  1. first-person singular indicative present of pressare

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Frequentative of premō through its perfect passive participle pressus.

Verb[edit]

present active pressō, present infinitive pressāre, perfect active pressāvī, supine pressātum

  1. I press, squeeze.
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

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