Definition of presepio in US English:

presepio

(also presepe)

noun

  • A crib; a model of the manger in which Jesus was laid.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Mary Wortley Montagu (bap. 1689, d. 1762), writer. Partly from Italian presepio stall, manger, especially the one in which Jesus was laid, nativity scene from classical Latin praesaepium, later variant of praesaepe, and partly from Italian presepe stall, manger, especially the one in which Jesus was laid, nativity scene from classical Latin praesaepe.

Pronunciation

presepio

/prɛˈsɛpɪəʊ/