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saliva

See also: salivă

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin salīva (spittle), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty), cognate with Old English salu (dark, dusky). More at sallow.

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saliva (countable and uncountable, plural salivas or salivae or salivæ)

  1. (physiology) A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.

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FrenchEdit

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saliva

  1. third-person singular past historic of saliver

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ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin salīva.

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  • IPA(key): [saˈliː.va], /saˈliva/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧lì‧va

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saliva f (plural salive)

  1. (physiology) saliva, spittle, spit

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saliva

  1. third-person singular imperfect of salire
  2. third-person singular present of salivare
  3. second-person singular imperative of salivare

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salīva f (genitive salīvae); first declension

  1. spittle, saliva

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative salīva salīvae
genitive salīvae salīvārum
dative salīvae salīvīs
accusative salīvam salīvās
ablative salīvā salīvīs
vocative salīva salīvae

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  • saliva in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • saliva in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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saliva f (plural salivas)

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)

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saliva

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of salivar
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of salivar

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saliva f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of salivă)

  1. the saliva

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin salīva.

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saliva f (plural salivas)

  1. saliva, spittle

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saliva

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of salivar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of salivar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of salivar.

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