Grotto

  • 1 Grotto — Morchino, Pazzallo Lugano, in Hermann Hesses Novelle Klingsors letzter Sommer von 1919 erwähnt Als Grotto bezeichnet man in der italienischen Schweiz (Kanton Tessin) ein rustikales Lokal mit grosszügig angelegtem Restaurationsbereich im Freien… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 grotto — grot to (gr[o^]t t[ o]), n.; pl. {Grottoes} (gr[o^]t t[=o]z). [Formerly grotta, fr. It. grotta, LL. grupta, fr. L. crypta a concealed subterranean passage, vault, cavern, Gr. kry pth, fr. krypto s concealed, fr. kry ptein to conceal. Cf. {Grot},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Grotto — Grotto, falsche Schreibweise für Luigi Groto (s. d.) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 grotto — / grɔt:o/ s.m. [da grotta ]. 1. (non com.) [luogo scosceso] ▶◀ dirupo. ‖ abisso, anfratto, baratro, burrone, precipizio, strapiombo. 2. (estens., region.) [luogo in cui si vende e si beve vino] ▶◀ cantina, osteria …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 5 grotto — 1610s, from It. grotta, ultimately from L. crypta vault, cavern, from Gk. krypte hidden place (see CRYPT (Cf. crypt)). Terminal o may be from its being spelled that way in many translations of Dante s Divine Comedy …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 grotto — has the plural form grottoes …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 grotto — [n] cave antre, cavern, cavity, chamber, den, hollow, rock shelter, subterrane, underground chamber; concept 509 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 grotto — ► NOUN (pl. grottoes or grottos) ▪ a small picturesque cave, especially an artificial one in a park or garden. ORIGIN Italian grotta, from Greek krupt vault …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 grotto — [grät′ō] n. pl. grottoes or grottos [It grotta < ML grupta < VL crupta, for L crypta, CRYPT] 1. a cave 2. a cavelike summerhouse, shrine, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Grotto — For other uses, see Grotto (disambiguation). A Marian grotto in Bischofferode (Germany) A grotto (Italian grotta and French grotte ) is any type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic or prehistoric use by humans.… …

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  • 11 grotto — grottoed, adj. grottolike, adj. /grot oh/, n., pl. grottoes, grottos. 1. a cave or cavern. 2. an artificial cavernlike recess or structure. [1610 20; < It grotta < VL *crupta, for L crypta subterranean passage, chamber. See CRYPT] * * * ▪ cave… …

    Universalium

  • 12 grotto — [17] Grotto and crypt are ultimately the same word. The source of both was Greek krúptē, originally ‘hidden place’, hence ‘vault’. English acquired crypt directly from krúptē’s Latin descendant, crypta, but grotto came via a more circuitous route …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 13 grotto — [17] Grotto and crypt are ultimately the same word. The source of both was Greek krúptē, originally ‘hidden place’, hence ‘vault’. English acquired crypt directly from krúptē’s Latin descendant, crypta, but grotto came via a more circuitous route …

    Word origins

  • 14 grotto — [[t]grɒ̱toʊ[/t]] grottoes, grottos (plural) N COUNT A grotto is a small cave with interesting or attractively shaped rocks. Water trickles through an underground grotto …

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  • 15 grotto — UK [ˈɡrɒtəʊ] / US [ˈɡrɑtoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms grotto : singular grotto plural grottos or grottoes a small cave that has been built as a decoration in a garden …

    English dictionary

  • 16 grotto — noun (plural grottoes; also grottos) Etymology: Italian grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta cavern, crypt Date: 1617 1. cave 2. an artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 Grotto —    Fantasy type structure used to decorate a garden, as exemplified by the grotto in the Boboli Gardens, Florence, created for the Medici by Giorgio Vasari and Bernardo Buontalenti (1556 1560; façade 1583 1593). This Mannerist edifice presents a… …

    Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • 18 grotto —    1. Hole in small cave or cavern which has eroded in the wall of a main cave.    2. Widely open and shallow cave within a vaulted roof.    3. A cave or chamber preceded by a narrower passage [20].    4. A small cave, natural or artificial.    5 …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 19 grotto — gròt·to s.m. 1. OB LE roccia scoscesa, dirupo: sotto il re de castani, sur un grotto, ... si vedea Viola (Pascoli) 2. RE centrosett., cantina; osteria {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1406. ETIMO: der. di grotta …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 20 grotto — grot|to [ˈgrɔtəu US ˈgra:tou] n plural grottos or grottoes [Date: 1600 1700; : Italian; Origin: grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta; CRYPT] a small attractive ↑cave …

    Dictionary of contemporary English