presso

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɛsːo/, [ˈpr̺ɛs̪.s̪o]
  • Hyphenation: près‧so

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *presso, from Latin presse ‎(narrow, short).[1] Cognate with French and Walloon près.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (preposition, care of): (abbreviation) c/o

Adjective[edit]

presso ‎(invariable)
presso m ‎(feminine singular pressa, masculine plural pressi, feminine plural presse)

  1. (archaic) near, close

Adverb[edit]

presso

  1. nearby, near, close
    da presso - “closely”
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

presso

  1. near
  2. beside, next to, by
  3. at, with
    Abito presso i miei zii. - “I live with my uncles.”
    Lavoravo presso la ditta Bianchi. - “I worked at Bianchi's.”
  4. among, with
  5. (mail) care of (always followed by di)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pressus, perfect passive participle of premō ‎(I press), from Proto-Indo-European *per- ‎(to hit).

Adjective[edit]

presso m ‎(feminine singular pressa, masculine plural pressi, feminine plural presse)

  1. (archaic) (having been) pressed, compressed

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

presso

  1. first-person singular indicative present of pressare

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From premō +‎ -tō (through its perfect passive participle pressus).

Verb[edit]

pressō ‎(present infinitive pressāre, perfect active pressāvī, supine pressātum); first conjugation

  1. I press, squeeze.
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Participle[edit]

pressō

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

References[edit]

  • presso in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • presso in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers