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grotto Explained

grotto at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grotto at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1617, from It. grotta, ult. from L. crypta "vault, cavern," from Gk. krypte "hidden place" (see crypt). Terminal -o may be from its being spelled that way in many translations of Dante's "Divine Comedy." ///

grotto at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural grottos or grottoes [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Italian; Origin: grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta; CRYPT]// a small attractive cave//

grotto at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "grotto":
abri, antre, bunker, burrow, cave, cavern, cove, dugout, foxhole,
grot, hole, lair, sewer, subterrane, subterranean, subway, tunnel,

grotto at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural grottoes or grottos) a small CAVE especially one that has been made artificially, for example in a garden

Grotto at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grotto \Grot"to\, n.; pl. {Grottoes}. [Formerly grotta, fr. It.
grotta, LL. grupta, fr. L. crypta a con cealed subterranran
passage vault, cavern, Gr. ?, fr. ? concealed, fr. ? to
conceal. Cf. {Grot}, {Crypt}.]
A natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an
artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment.

grotto at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a small cave (usually with attractive features) [syn: {grot}]
[also: {grottoes} (pl)]

grotto at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2009|April|23



From Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » grotta, from Inter: etyl » VL. Inter: term » grupta, from Classical Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » crypta; see Inter: term » crypt.


* Inter: a » British Inter: IPA » /ˈɡɹɒt.əʊ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈɡɹɑ.toʊ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-grotto.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒtəʊ


    Inter: wikipedia » Grotto

  • Inter: en-noun » s|pl2=grottoes
  • A small cave.
    1. An artificial cavern-like retreat.
    2. A Marian shrine, usually built in a cavern-like structure.

      Derived terms

      * grot


      Inter: trans-top » small cave

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غار|m|tr=ġār|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|مغارة|f|tr=maġāra|sc=Arab
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gruta|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|石窟|tr=shíkū|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|jeskyňka|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|grotte|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|grot
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|groto
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|luola
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grotte|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Grotte|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|grotta|f, Inter: t+ » it|caverna|f, Inter: t+ » it|santuario|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|岩屋|tr=いわや, iwaya|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|洞穴|tr=どうけつ, dōketsu|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|caverna|f
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|غار|tr=ğâr|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|مغاره|tr=mağâre|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|grota|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gruta|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|грот|m|tr=grot
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gruta|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » artificial cavern-like retreat
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|grotta|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|grotte|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|luola
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grotte|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Grotte|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gruta|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gruta|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » grotto
    Translation: et » grotto
    Translation: eo » grotto
    Translation: fr » grotto
    Translation: gl » grotto
    Translation: ko » grotto
    Translation: io » grotto
    Translation: it » grotto
    Translation: kn » grotto
    Translation: my » grotto
    Translation: pl » grotto
    Translation: pt » grotto
    Translation: ta » grotto
    Translation: te » grotto
    Translation: tr » grotto
    Translation: vi » grotto
    Translation: zh » grotto