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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin silva. Doublet of selva.

NounEdit

silva (uncountable)

  1. (forestry) The forest trees of a particular area
    • 1909, Willis Linn Jepson, The Trees of California, page 13:
      The most interesting and striking features of the silva of California relate to its composition, the geographical distribution of the species and their biological history.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva (forest).

PronciationEdit

NounEdit

silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    • 1884, Marcial Valladares Núñez, Diccionario gallego-castellano, s.v. silva:
      Tente, silva; non me prendas, que n'estou n'a miña tèrra (traditional song)
      Hold yourself, bramble, don't catch me, 'cos I'm not in my country

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ReferencesEdit

  • silva” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • silva” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • silva” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sel-, *swel- (beam, board, frame, threshold). Cognate with Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, timber) and Old English syl (sill, threshold, foundation).

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NounEdit

silva f (genitive silvae); first declension

  1. wood, forest
  2. orchard, grove

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative silva silvae
genitive silvae silvārum
dative silvae silvīs
accusative silvam silvās
ablative silvā silvīs
vocative silva silvae

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ReferencesEdit

  • silva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • silva in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “silva”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • silva” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • wooded hills: montes vestiti silvis

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva, from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (mountain, ridge, forest). Compare the doublet selva.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

silva f

  1. definite singular nominative form of silvă