cuore

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cor, from Proto-Italic *kord, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • cuòre
  • IPA(key): [ˈkwɔːre]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔre

Noun[edit]

cuore m (plural cuori m, alternative plural cuora f)

  1. heart
    1. (anatomy) muscular organ that pumps blood
    2. (uncountable) emotion, kindness, moral effort, or spirit
    3. (figurative) center, essence, or core
  2. breast, bosom
  3. (card games, in the plural) heart

Usage notes[edit]

The masculine plural cuori denotes the organ:

I cuori dei pazienti continuano a battereThe hearts of the patients are still beating.

The feminine plural cuora denotes the shape:

Il mio ragazzo mi ha mandato cuora su un messaggio al telefono!My boyfriend sent me hearts on a message on my phone!

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