silva

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See also: Silva and silvă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silva

Noun[edit]

silva (uncountable)

  1. (forestry) The forest trees of a particular area
    • 1909, Willis Linn Jepson, The Trees of California, page 13:
      The most interesting and striking features of the silva of California relate to its composition, the geographical distribution of the species and their biological history.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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]

silva f (genitive silvae); first declension

  1. A wood, forest
  2. An orchard, grove

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative silva silvae
genitive silvae silvārum
dative silvae silvīs
accusative silvam silvās
ablative silvā silvīs
vocative silva silvae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

silva f

  1. definite singular nominative form of silvă