Last modified on 22 June 2014, at 19:07

selvagem

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese salvage, salvaje, from Provençal salvatxe (cf. Catalan salvatge), from Vulgar Latin *salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus (of the woods), from silva (woods; forest).

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AdjectiveEdit

selvagem m, f (plural selvagens; comparable)

  1. sylvan (of the woods)
  2. wild (not domesticated or tamed)
  3. (derogatory) savage; uncivilised
  4. brutal, vicious, merciless

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NounEdit

selvagem m, f (plural selvagens)

  1. sylvan (one who resides in the woods)
  2. an impolite person
  3. (pejorative) savage (uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian)

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