larva

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

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Noun[edit]

larva (plural larvas or larvae or larvæ)

  1. An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  2. An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  3. A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.

Usage notes[edit]

Although the plural larvas is somewhat common, it is regarded by some as incorrect.

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Albanian[edit]

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larva

  1. plural form of larvë, larvae

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

larva f

  1. larva

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

larva f (plural larve)

  1. larva, grub
  2. (figuratively) shadow, skeleton

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Larēs (guardian deities).

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Noun[edit]

larva f (genitive larvae); first declension

  1. ghost, evil spirit, demon, devil
  2. (figuratively) horrific mask
  3. (figuratively) skeleton

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative larva larvae
genitive larvae larvārum
dative larvae larvīs
accusative larvam larvās
ablative larvā larvīs
vocative larva larvae

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

larva m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

larva m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva (early growth stage of some insects and amphibians)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin larva (facemask).

Verb[edit]

larva (present larvar, preterite larvade, supine larvat, imperative larva)

  1. (reflexive) to behave flippantly, childishly or ridiculously; to tramp, to footle

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