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virtu

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noun vir·tu \ˌvər-ˈtü, ˌvir-\

Definition of virtu

  1. 1 :  a love of or taste for curios or objets d'art

  2. 2 :  productions of art especially of a curious or antique nature :  objets d'art



Variants of virtu

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vertu

play \ˌvər-, ˌver-\

Origin and Etymology of virtu

Italian virtù, literally, virtue, from Latin virtut-, virtus


First Known Use: 1722


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