Etymology
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figurine (n.)

"small, ornamental human representation in pottery or other material work," 1854, from French figurine (16c.), from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura "shape, form, figure" (from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build"). Figurette is from 1850, from Italian.

updated on May 23, 2017

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Definitions of figurine from WordNet

figurine (n.)
a small carved or molded figure;
Synonyms: statuette
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