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EtymologyEdit

Latin pavere, to fear

AdjectiveEdit

pavid ‎(comparative more pavid, superlative most pavid)

  1. fearful, timid
    • 1843 William Harrison Ainsworth - Ainsworth's Magazine
      Their multitudes might inspire even their pavid nature with courage to attack, and brought to my fancy the fate of that unhappy prisoner who, thrown into a blind dungeon, was in one night literally devoured by rats.

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