calva

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Latin calva (the scalp).

NounEdit

calva (plural calvae)

  1. The calvaria; the dome or roof of the skull.
    The excavation turned up one small femur, one broken calva, and one jawbone.

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Etymology 2Edit

Probably a shortened form of calvados.

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NounEdit

calva (countable and uncountable, plural calvas)

  1. Calvados, an apple brandy made in France, or a glass of this brandy.
    • 2005, Fred Vargas, Have mercy on us all, page 140:
      "I believe you are already acquainted with Captain Le Guern. Please join us for a glass of calva."

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

calva m (plural calvas)

  1. calva; calvados

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

calva f

  1. feminine form of calvo

NounEdit

calva f (plural calve) masculine calvo

  1. bald woman

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

calva

  1. nominative feminine singular of calvus
  2. nominative neuter plural of calvus
  3. accusative neuter plural of calvus
  4. vocative feminine singular of calvus
  5. nominative neuter plural of calvus

calvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of calvus

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

calva f (plural calvas)

  1. bald patch (area of baldness)
  2. An area on a hide or fabric from which the hair or pill has worn out.
  3. clearing (area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees)
  4. A traditional shepherds’ sport played in parts of Spain, the object of which is to knock down a partially supported horn or piece of wood (the calva) by throwing stones at it. In a modern version the stones have been substituted with metal cylinders (the marro) and horns are no more used as targets.
  5. The wooden target used in the game of calva.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 03:50