Virtu meaning

vər-
(art) Knowledge of the fine arts.
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(art) Objets d'art collectively.
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A knowledge or love of or taste for fine objects of art.
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Objects of art, especially fine antique objets d'art, considered as a group.
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A love of, or taste for, objects of artistic value, as curios, antiques, etc.
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Such objects, collectively.
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The quality of being artistic, beautiful, rare, or otherwise such as to interest a collector of such objects.
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Origin of virtu

  • Italian virtù virtue, virtu from Latin virtūs excellence, virtue virtue

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