Putto meaning

po͝otō
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A representation of a small child, often naked and having wings, used especially in the art of the European Renaissance.
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A figure of a chubby male child or infant with wings, as in baroque art.
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A representation, in a work of art (especially Renaissance or Baroque), of a small, naked, winged child; a cherub.
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Origin of putto

  • Italian boy from Vulgar Latin puttus from Latin putus pau-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Italian putto, from Latin pūtus.

    From Wiktionary