schivo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschiu (shy, timid), from Frankish *sciuh (shy, timid, fearful), from Proto-Germanic *skeuhaz (shy, frightened). Cognate with Old English sċēoh (shy), Dutch schuw (shy), Danish sky (shy). More at shy.

Adjective[edit]

schivo m (feminine schiva, masculine plural schivi, feminine plural schive)

  1. reluctant
  2. shy
  3. averse to (doing) something

Verb[edit]

schivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of schivare