selve

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese selva, cognate with the Old French word below.

Noun[edit]

selve f (plural selves)

  1. (literary, slightly dated) Tropical forest, in particular Amazonian rainforest.

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva.

Noun[edit]

selve f (plural selvis)

  1. wood, forest

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

selve f

  1. plural form of selva

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *selvo, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz.

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Pronoun[edit]

selve

  1. self (myself, yourself etc.)
  2. (with definite article) that same, that particular

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva (forest, wood), from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (mountain, ridge, forest). Akin to Proto-Germanic *swiliō, *suliō (beam, threshold), whence Old English syll, sylle "beam, large timber used as a foundation for a wall" (Modern English sill). More at sill.

Noun[edit]

selve f (oblique plural selves, nominative singular selve, nominative plural selves)

  1. forest