alva

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See also: Alva, alvā, and älva

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

alszik +‎ -va

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlvɒ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧va

Verb[edit]

alva

  1. adverbial participle of alszik
    alva - while asleep
    A lajhárok idejük legnagyobb részét alva töltik. - Sloths spend most of their time sleeping.

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *alu-ā-, *alwā-, from a derived form *al-əu-, *al-u- of Proto-Indo-European *al- ‎(to shine, to light). Cognates include Lithuanian álvas, ãlavas, Old Prussian alwis ‎(lead), Old Church Slavonic олово ‎(olovo, lead) (Russian, Ukrainian олово ‎(olovo, tin), Bulgarian олово ‎(olovo, lead), Czech olovo ‎(lead), Polish ołów ‎(lead)), and, from a different derived form of *al-, Ancient Greek ἀλφός ‎(alphós, white rash), Latin albus ‎(dull white).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Chemical element
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alva f (4th declension)

  1. tin (metallic chemical element, with atomic number 50)
    alvas rūdatin ore
    alvas sakausējumitin alloys
    alvas karotetin spoon
    pārklāt ar alvu — cover with tin
    kausēt alvu — to melt tin

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “alva”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alva

  1. energy
  2. willpower

Inflection[edit]

Even, lv-lvv gradation
Nominative alva
Genitive alvva
Singular Plural
Nominative alva alvvat
Accusative alvva alvvaid
Genitive alvva alvvaid
Illative alvii alvvaide
Locative alvvas alvvain
Comitative alvvain alvvaiguin
Essive alvan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person alvan alvame alvamet
2nd person alvat alvade alvadet
3rd person alvas alvaska alvaset

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alba, feminine of albus ‎(white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alva f ‎(plural alvas)

  1. alb (long white robe worn by priests and other ministers)
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 2 (facsimile):
      Eſta é de como ſta maria pareceu en toledo a ſant alifonſſo ⁊ deull ũa alua q̇ trouxe de paraẏſo con que diſſeſſe miſſa.
      This one is (about) how Holy Mary appeared to Saint Ildefonso in Toledo and gave him an alb from paradise to celebrate mass.
  2. dawn

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese alva, from Latin alba, feminine of albus ‎(white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alva f (plural alvas)

  1. alb (long white robe worn by priests and other ministers)
  2. dawn

Adjective[edit]

alva f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective alvo.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alva f ‎(Cyrillic spelling алва)

  1. halva

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