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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 Galician/Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva (forest).

PronciationEdit

NounEdit

silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    • 1460, José Antonio Souto Cabo (ed.), Crónica de Santa María de Íria. Santiago: Ediciós do Castro, page 101:
      vijã grande[s] lumes de candeas arder de noyte et de dia en huũ monte muy espeso de muytas aruores et siluas, a oyto mjlias de Yria
      they saw large candle fires, burning day and night, in a very close forest, of trees and bambles, eight milles from Iria
    • 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
  2. (archaic) forest

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ReferencesEdit

  • silua” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • silua” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • silva” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



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).

PronunciationEdit

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
  • silva in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • silva in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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