javali

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javali

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic ǧabalí, from Arabic خنزير (ḵinzīr, pig) جبلي (jabalī, of the mountains), from جبل (jábal, mountain).

Cognate with Galician xabaril, xabarín, Asturian xabalín, Spanish jabalí (whence English javelina) and Aragonese chabalin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

javali m (plural javalis)

  1. wild boar

Usage notes[edit]

Note that this means “wild boar”, not “peccary”, as in English javelina (peccary).

Derived terms[edit]