busto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian

Noun[edit]

busto ‎(plural bustos or bustoes)

  1. (dated) A bust; a statue.
    • Elias Ashmole, The Antiquities of Berkshire
      The Entrance to the Royal Apartment is through a Vestibule, supported by Pillars, with some antick Bustoes in the Niches []

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

busto (plural busti)

  1. (human anatomy) bust, the head and the upper section of the torso
  2. (sculpting) bust, sculpture of the head and the upper section of the torso

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin būstum ‎(burial mound”, “tomb). The semantic shift from “tomb” to “bust” happened via the meaning of “sepulchral statue”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbus.to/, [ˈbus̪t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -usto
  • Hyphenation: bù‧sto

Noun[edit]

busto m ‎(plural busti)

  1. (obsolete) tomb, grave
    • 1372 ca., Giovanni Boccaccio, Esposizioni sopra la Commedia di Dante Alighieri (Il comento sopra la Commedia di Dante Alighieri, Tomo II, Ig. Moutier (1831), page 280):
      Chiamansi ancora i sepolcri busti, e questi son detti da' corpi combusti, [...]
      The sepulchres are again called tombs, so called for the cremated bodies, [...]
    1. (by extension, obsolete) cadaver, corpse
  2. (sculpture) bust
  3. (by extension, anatomy) torso
  4. (by extension) corset

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

būstō

  1. dative singular of būstum
  2. ablative singular of būstum

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

busto m (plural bustos)

  1. bust (sculptural portrayal of a person’s head and shoulders)
  2. bust (breasts and upper thorax of a woman)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin būsto.

Noun[edit]

busto m ‎(plural bustos)

  1. bust