Virtu : Definition


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Definitions of Virtu

Pronunciation : Vir*tu"
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [It. virtù virtue, excellence, from L. virtus. See Virtue.]
Definition : Defn: A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities. J. Spence. An article, or piece, of virtu, an object of art or antiquity; a curiosity, such as those found in museums or private collections. I had thoughts, in my chambers to place it in view, To be shown to my friends as a piece of virtù. Goldsmith.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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