putto

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put·to

 (po͞o′tō)
n. pl. put·ti (-tē)
A representation of a small child, often naked and having wings, used especially in the art of the European Renaissance.

[Italian, boy, from Vulgar Latin *puttus, from Latin putus; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

putto

(ˈpʊtəʊ)
n, pl -ti (-tɪ)
(Art Terms) a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture. See also amoretto
[from Italian, from Latin putus boy]

put•to

(ˈpu toʊ)

n., pl. -ti (-tē).
a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
[1635–45; < Italian: literally, boy < Latin putus]

putto

(or amorino) A figure of a small child or cherub.
Translations
puttiputto
References in classic literature ?
It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not; with a painted ceiling whereon pink griffins and blue amorini sport in a forest of yellow violins and bassoons.
In particolare, sono tre i momenti che piu manifestano questo contrasto, oltre ai due intermezzi identificati precedentemente: le lotte infantili degli Amorini nel canto XIII, la partita a scacchi del canto XV e i giochi funebri del canto XX.
military duty: the incongruous irruption of swarms of amorini among armed warriors is a continuing motif.
La leyenda que describe la maquinaria empleada en el movimiento de esa escenografia rezaba como "vengono dal cielo e da la terra molti amorini, i quali e peri l palco, e per le scale, e per le boggie formano un ballo, qual terminato, diversi di loro volano in aria" (21).
Tavazzi B, Di Pierro D, Amorini AM, Fazzina G, Tuttobene M, Giardina B, Lazzarino G.
That Venus & Amorini by S: Botticelli seems to me to be monstrous in price.
Vagnozzi R, Signoretti S, Tavazzi B, Cimatti M, Amorini AM, Donzelli S, et al.
Angels, for instance, begin to make a comeback in church decoration, no longer in the six-winged medieval style but rather as Italianate amorini or putti (the life-sized infants familiar in the painting and sculpture of the era).
My other three selections are Zamona, trained by Mrs Louise Parkhill (never heard of her), 20-1; Rathkenny, trained by William Coleman O'Brien and ridden by PA Gallagher (never heard of them), 25-1; and Amorini, ridden by SW Jackson (never heard of him), forecast odds 20-1.
His comical childlike concentration is undistracted by the pranks of fellow amorini around him.
A traves de las investigaciones en las ciudades de Pompeya y Herculano disponemos de algunos ejemplos de letrinas como estancias separadas, o en el mismo espacio que ocupaba la culina (Casa dell'Efebo, Casa di Trebius Valens, Casa degli Amorini Dorati, etc.