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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan salvatge, from Vulgar Latin salvaticus < Latin silvaticus. Doublet of the inherited selvatico.

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AdjectiveEdit

selvaggio (feminine singular selvaggia, masculine plural selvaggi, feminine plural selvagge)

  1. wild (animals, plants)
  2. savage, primitive (people)
  3. ferocious
  4. brutal, cruel (torture)

NounEdit

selvaggio m (plural selvaggi)

  1. savage

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