Ben Trovato Definition

bĕn trō-vätō
Appropriate even if untrue; happily invented.
A story that is ben trovato.
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Origin of Ben Trovato

  • Italian from the saying Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato (even) if it is not true, it is very well invented ben well variant of bene (from Old Italian) (from Latin bene deu-2 in Indo-European roots) trovato past participle of trovare to find, invent (from Old Italian) (probably from Vulgar Latin tropāre to compose (songs, verses), invent) (from Late Latin tropus trope, song) (from Latin trope) trope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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