Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grotto.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • (chitarra); amici da tutto il mondo si ritroveranno nella speciale atmosfera del Jazzkeller Francoforte, il piĆ¹ antico club di jazz in Germania, una "grotta" vecchia un centinaio d'anni sotto terra vicino alla Alte Oper di centro di Francoforte.

    Lockergnome

  • La grotta del Formaggio is full of cheese and bread, while next door is a sumptuous Italian bakery, Fratellis.

    Commercial Drive

  • She was searching the wood for Bradamante who had retired from the world to "una grotta oscura" to die of grief.

    Diversions in Sicily

  • At this point on the face of the sea-cliff I was told that I should discover a _grotta_, one of the caverns which some think are indicated by Cassiodorus when he speaks of his fish-preserves.

    By the Ionian Sea

  • So I justify my emendation of the "grotta del toro" at Trapani.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • And so the grotto is called "La grotta del toro" [The grotto of the bull].

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • {113} This cave, which is identifiable with singular completeness, is now called the "grotta del toro," probably a corruption of "tesoro," for it is held to contain a treasure.

    The Odyssey

  • You will admire Sandys for telling you, that grotta di cane is a miracle: and I shall be laughed at, for assuring you, that it is nothing else but such a damp (continued by the neighborhood of certain sulphur mines) as through accidental heat does sometimes happen in our coalpits.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana

  • The Italian grotta had actually been a Latin word before that, which was closer to-and the ancestor of-our word crypt.

    podictionary - for word lovers - dictionary etymology, trivia & history

  • Description: view of the shadow valley with the first snow of 2008, october, from grotta Pagani, a famous cave at the base of bastions of Presolana mountain in val Seriana -

    KDE-Look.org Content

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.