Torsi
Torso Tor"so, n.; pl. E. {Torsos}, It. {Torsi}. [It. torso, probably fr. L. thyrsus a stalk, stem, thyrsus, Gr. ?; cf. OHG. torso, turso, a stalk, stem, G. dorsche a cabbage stalk. Cf. {Thyrsus}, {Truss}.] The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules. [1913 Webster]

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  • torsi — [tôr′sē] n. alt. pl. of TORSO …   English World dictionary

  • torsi — /tawr see/, n. a pl. of torso. * * * …   Universalium

  • Torsi — Tọr|si: Pl. von ↑ Torso. * * * Tọr|si: Pl. von ↑Torso …   Universal-Lexikon

  • torsi — tòr·si pass.rem. → 1torcere, torcersi …   Dizionario italiano

  • torsi — {{hw}}{{torsi}}{{/hw}}V. torcere …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • torsi — tor·so || tÉ”rsəʊ / tɔː n. body of a human being without the head or arms and legs; image or sculpture of a body lacking limbs or the head; something that is incomplete or mutilated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • torsi —    A plural of …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • torsi — plural of torso * * * /tawr see/, n. a pl. of torso …   Useful english dictionary

  • torsiometer — torsiˈometer Ophthalm. [f. late L. torsio (see next) + meter.] An instrument for investigation of the declination of the meridians of the eye. in Dunglison s Med. Lex. (ed. 23) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Torso — vom Belvedere Einen Torso (pl. Torsos oder Torsi; ital. von lat. tursus von griech. thyrsos; Bedeutung jeweils: Strunk, Stumpf) nennt man unter anderem einen menschlichen Körper, bei dem Arme, Beine sowie der Kopf nicht vorh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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