Rosso
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Rosso
See also: Rosso and rósso

Italian

Etymology

From Latin russus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h?rewd?-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'ros.so/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rós?so

Adjective

rosso (feminine singular rossa, masculine plural rossi, feminine plural rosse)

  1. red
  2. (of hair) ginger, red
    • c. 1795, Vincenzo Monti, Opere inedite e rare: di Vincenzo Monti[1], by Urbano Lampredi, published 1843, page 126:
      Costui, rosso di pel, Foscolo è detto
      He, of red hair, is called Foscolo
  3. (figuratively) incandescent, red hot
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto VIII, lines 73-75, page 124:
      [...] Ed ei mi disse: «Il foco etterno ¶ ch'entro l'affoca le dimostra rosse, ¶ come tu vedi in questo basso inferno».
      And he to me: "The fire eternal ¶ that kindles them within makes them look red, ¶ as thou beholdest in this nether Hell".

Noun

rosso m (plural rossi)

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  1. red (any of a range of colours)
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto X, lines 85-87, page 158:
      Ond' io a lui: «Lo strazio e 'l grande scempio ¶ che fece l'Arbia colorata in rosso, ¶ tal orazion fa far nel nostro tempio».
      Whence I to him: "The slaughter and great carnage ¶ which have with crimson stained the Arbia, cause ¶ such orisons in our temple to be made."
  2. Any red pigment.
  3. (metonymically, sometimes derogatory) A Socialist or Communist.
  4. (heraldry) gules

Derived terms

Related terms

See also

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone              giallo; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua, acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano, azzurro, celeste; blu petrolio, foglia di tè              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

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