Grotto meaning

grŏtō
A small cave or cavern.
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A cave.
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A cavelike summerhouse, shrine, etc.
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A small cave.
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An artificial cavern-like retreat.
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A Marian shrine, usually built in a cavern-like structure.
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An artificial structure or excavation made to resemble a cave or cavern.
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Origin of grotto

  • Alteration of Italian grotta from Vulgar Latin grupta from Latin crypta vault crypt

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

  • From Italian grotta, from Vulgar Latin grupta, from Classical Latin crypta; see crypt.

    From Wiktionary