silvan

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus (god of the woods), from silva (forest).

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AdjectiveEdit

silvan (comparative more silvan, superlative most silvan)

  1. pertaining to the forest, or woodlands
    • Dryden
      Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene / Appears above, and groves forever green.
  2. wooded, or covered in forest
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Etymology 2Edit

See sylvanium.

NounEdit

silvan (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) tellurium

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Last modified on 24 March 2014, at 16:08