EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of pavilion.

NounEdit

pav (plural pavs)

  1. (cricket, informal) Short for pavilion.
    • 1954, Anthony Buckeridge, According to Jennings, page 80,
      “It′s no good hanging around here. I vote we nip round to the back of the pav,” Jennings suggested. “We might be able to see Mr Findlater and wave to him through the window.”
      They scurried round to the rear of the building where a row of windows overlooked a deserted part of the cricket ground.
    • 2000, Aidan Higgins, The Whole Hog, unnumbered page,
      Up goes the finger and the Dodo snaps to attention, rams the bat under his arm (subaltern with swagger stick) and retreats to the pav with a slowness intended as silent comment on a poor decision.
    • 2008, Fionn Davenport, Dublin City Guide, Lonely Planet, page 166,
      One of the most enjoyable drinking experiences in town can be had on a pleasant summer′s day on the balcony of the Pav, the cricket pavilion overlooking Trinity′s playing fields.

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of pavlova. Australian from 1966.

NounEdit

pav (plural pavs)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) Short for pavlova.
    • 2003, Stephen Downes, Advanced Australian Fare: How Australian Cooking Became the World′s Best, page 6,
      Bert Sachse experimented for a month to create the perfect pav.
    • 2011, Neil Perry, Rockpool Bar & Grill: Desserts, unnumbered page,
      I′m totally biased but I think this is the best pav in the world. It also does nothing to clear up the argument that the pav is in fact from New Zealand and not Australia.
    • 2011, Margaret Fulton, Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret Fulton Favourites, page 194,
      Pavlova, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, is still just about the most popular party dessert in Australia. [] The following recipe was given to me by a churchgoer who won acclaim for her ‘pavs’ and made at least five a week for members of the congregation.

Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

pav (plural pavs)

  1. (India) Bread.

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

pav

  1. rafsi of pa.

SloveneEdit

NounEdit

pav m anim (??? please provide the genitive!, ??? please provide the nominative plural!)

  1. peacock (bird)


This Slovene entry was created from the translations listed at peacock. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see pav in the Slovene Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009

Last modified on 22 September 2013, at 13:42