osso

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Catalan os, French os, Italian osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian ossu, Spanish hueso.

Noun[edit]

osso

  1. (anatomy) bone

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ossum, popular variant of os, ossis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁ (bone), *h₂óst. Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian osso, Spanish hueso.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɔsso]
  • òsso, /ˈɔsso/

Noun[edit]

osso m (plural ossa f, alternative plural ossi m)

  1. (anatomy) bone
    bagnato fino all'ossodrenched to the skin
  2. (botany) stone, pit (in fruits)
    Synonym: nocciolo

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine plural ossa denotes bones collectively:

Mi fanno male tutte le ossa.All my bones are aching.

The masculine plural individual bones:

gli ossi delle schienethe backbones

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ossō

  1. dative singular of ossum
  2. ablative singular of ossum

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ussus (compare Old Portuguese usso), from Latin ursus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. bear
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 59r.
      Et las dos eſtrellas la que es poſtrimera delas dos q́ ſon en el ombro del oſſo.
      And of the two stars, the one that is the furthest of the two that are the bear's haunch.
    • Idem, 96v.
      […] ¬ no fazen danno en el logar do ella ſouiere leones ni oſſos. ni otros bestiglos malos
      […] and where it were placed, no lions, bears or other foul beasts would be dangerous.

Related terms[edit]

  • ossa (female bear)

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt
ossos

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese osso, from Latin ossum, popular variant of os (bone), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁ (bone), *h₂óst. Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Italian osso, Romanian os, Sardinian osso, Spanish hueso.

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Noun[edit]

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (uncountable) bone (material)
  3. (figuratively) a difficulty

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Adjective[edit]

osso (plural osso, comparable)

  1. (slang) difficult
  2. (slang) annoying

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

osso m (plural ossos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of oso