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See also: curvá and curvă

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian curva (curve).

NounEdit

 
Inter Milan fans in the curva at San Siro.

curva (plural curvas)

  1. The bank of seats behind the goal, especially in continental European stadia, where the most dedicated fans sit.
    • 1996, Vic Duke, Liz Crolley, Football, Nationality and the State, Taylor & Francis
      The mutual influences (or 'interference') between fans in the curva and political extremism has several dimensions.
    • 1997, Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Entering the field: new perspectives on world football, Berg Publishers
      Legacies of political commitment have influenced the ultras associations in the curvas.
    • 2006, Peter Bourne, Passion in the Piazza, Lulu.com →ISBN, page 11
      Even arriving two hours before the game was not enough to guarantee a seat in the curva.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

curva f (plural curve)

  1. bend, curve, trajectory
  2. The bank of seats at the ends of a football pitch.

AdjectiveEdit

curva

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

VerbEdit

curva

  1. third-person singular present of curvare
  2. second-person singular imperative of curvare

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LatinEdit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of curvo (curved), from Latin curvus (bent).

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NounEdit

curva f (plural curvas)

  1. curve (a gentle bend)
    Synonym: curvatura
  2. curve (a curved line)

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curva

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

VerbEdit

curva

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of curvar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of curvar

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NounEdit

curva f sg

  1. definite nominative and accusative singular of curvă

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkurba/, [ˈkurβa]

AdjectiveEdit

curva

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

NounEdit

curva f (plural curvas)

  1. curve

VerbEdit

curva

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

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