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EnglishEdit

 
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A salamander larva

EtymologyEdit

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

larva (plural larvas or larvae or larvæ)

  1. An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  2. An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  3. A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.

Usage notesEdit

Although the plural larvas is somewhat common, it is regarded by some as incorrect.

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

larva

  1. plural of larvë

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

larva f (plural larves)

  1. larva

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlarva]
  • Rhymes: -arva
  • Hyphenation: lar‧va

NounEdit

larva f

  1. larva

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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NounEdit

larva f (plural larve)

  1. larva, grub
  2. (figuratively) shadow, skeleton

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Larēs (guardian deities).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

larva f (genitive larvae); first declension

  1. ghost, evil spirit, demon, devil
  2. (figuratively) horrific mask
  3. (figuratively) skeleton

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative larva larvae
genitive larvae larvārum
dative larvae larvīs
accusative larvam larvās
ablative larvā larvīs
vocative larva larvae

QuotationsEdit

  1. Larvae stimulant virum.
    "The ghosts rouse the man."

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

larva m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

larva m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva (early growth stage of some insects and amphibians)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin larva (facemask).

VerbEdit

larva (present larvar , preterite larvade , supine larvat , imperative larva )

  1. (reflexive) to behave flippantly, childishly or ridiculously; to tramp, to footle

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