pesto

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See also: pestò and Pesto

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1937, from Italian pesto, contraction of pestato, form of pestare (to pound in a mortar). Cognate to pestle.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pesto (usually uncountable, plural pestos)

  1. A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region in Italy, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually pecorino)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pesto” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

pesto m (plural pestos)

  1. pesto

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

pesto (accusative singular peston, plural pestoj, accusative plural pestojn)

  1. pestilence

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pesto

  1. pesto

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pesto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative pesto pestot
genitive peston pestojen
partitive pestoa pestoja
illative pestoon pestoihin
singular plural
nominative pesto pestot
accusative nom. pesto pestot
gen. peston
genitive peston pestojen
partitive pestoa pestoja
inessive pestossa pestoissa
elative pestosta pestoista
illative pestoon pestoihin
adessive pestolla pestoilla
ablative pestolta pestoilta
allative pestolle pestoille
essive pestona pestoina
translative pestoksi pestoiksi
instructive pestoin
abessive pestotta pestoitta
comitative pestoineen

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpes.to/, [ˈpes̪t̪o]
  • Stress: pésto
  • Hyphenation: pe‧sto

Etymology 1[edit]

Either from Late Latin pistus (crushed), from Latin pinsō (to pound, to beat, to crush), or a contraction of pestato, form of pestare (to pound, always from pistus).

Adjective[edit]

pesto (feminine singular pesta, masculine plural pesti, feminine plural peste)

  1. crushed, ground, beaten
  2. livid, bluish, black
    occhio pestoblack eye
  3. pitch-dark, pitch-black
    buio pestopitch darkness
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Noun[edit]

pesto m (plural pesti)

  1. (cooking) pesto

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

pesto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pestare

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpesto/, [ˈpest̪o]

Noun[edit]

pesto m (plural pestos)

  1. pesto