culto

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkul.to/, [ˈkul̪t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -ulto
  • Stress: cùlto
  • Hyphenation: cul‧to

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cultus (reverence, adoration, veneration), noun use of the perfect passive participle of colō (to cultivate; to worship), originating from Proto-Indo-European *kʷl̥tós, derived from the root *kʷel- (to turn). See also colto.

Noun[edit]

culto m (plural culti)

  1. Meanings related to religion:
    1. religious devotion
      Synonyms: adorazione, devozione, ossequio, venerazione
    2. liturgy (set of rituals)
      Synonyms: liturgia, riti, rituali
    3. (by extension) religion
      Synonyms: confessione, credo, fede, religione
  2. Meanings related to non-religious attachment:
    1. worship, adoration
      Synonyms: adorazione, devozione, esaltazione, venerazione
    2. strong attachment
    3. obsession, admiration
  3. (obsolete) cultivation
    Synonym: coltivazione

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (to cultivate; to inhabit), originating from Proto-Indo-European *kʷl̥tós.

Adjective[edit]

culto (feminine singular culta, masculine plural culti, feminine plural culte) (literary)

  1. cultured, well-educated, cultivated
    Synonyms: colto, istruito
    Antonyms: ignorante, incolto
  2. elegant, embellished
    Synonyms: elegante, ornato
  3. Participial meanings:
    1. cultivated
      Synonym: coltivato
    2. inhabited
      Synonym: abitato
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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cultō

  1. dative masculine singular of cultus
  2. dative neuter singular of cultus
  3. ablative masculine singular of cultus
  4. ablative neuter plural of cultus

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

culto m (feminine singular culta, masculine plural cultos, feminine plural cultas, comparable)

  1. learned (having much learning)

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Noun[edit]

culto m (plural cultos)

  1. worship (religious ceremony that expresses devotion)
  2. cult; sect
  3. cult (devotion to a saint)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cultus.

Adjective[edit]

culto (feminine singular culta, masculine plural cultos, feminine plural cultas)

  1. educated

Noun[edit]

culto m (plural cultos)

  1. cult
  2. worship