selva

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English[edit]

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From Spanish selva.

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selva (plural selvas)

  1. Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.

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Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

selva f (plural selves)

  1. rainforest

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva.

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selva f (plural selve)

  1. wood, forest
  2. (figuratively) mass, multitude, forest

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  • Dante Alighieri, 1308-1321 The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto I — Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita. (Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straight-forward pathway had been lost.) — [1]

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva, from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (mountain, ridge, forest). Compare the doublet silva.

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selva f (plural selvas)

  1. jungle
    O leão é o rei da selva.
    The lion is the king of the jungle.
  2. woods, forest
  3. (figuratively) mass, multitude, forest

Quotations[edit]

  • 1844: O apertado revolver das armas formava uma selva de ferros em volta dos dois capitães inimigos, através da qual debalde o conde de Septum buscara multas vezes abrir caminho para ferir Teodomiro, até que finalmente, galgando por cima de um árabe derribado, pudera vibrar um golpe. — Alexandre Herculano, "Eurico, o Presbítero".

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva.

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Noun[edit]

selva f (plural selvas)

  1. forest

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