calva

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin calva (the scalp).

Noun[edit]

calva (plural calvae)

  1. The calvaria; the dome or roof of the skull.
    The excavation turned up one small femur, one broken calva, and one jawbone.

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Etymology 2[edit]

A shortened form of calvados.

Noun[edit]

calva (countable and uncountable, plural calvas)

  1. Calvados, an apple brandy made in France, or a glass of this brandy.
    • 2005, Fred Vargas, Have mercy on us all, page 140:
      "I believe you are already acquainted with Captain Le Guern. Please join us for a glass of calva."

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

calva m (plural calvas)

  1. calva; calvados

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

calva

  1. feminine singular of calvo

Noun[edit]

calva f (plural calve, masculine calvo)

  1. bald woman

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kalw-eh₂, from *kalw-. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *golvà (head) and Lithuanian galvà (head).

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Noun[edit]

calva f (genitive calvae); first declension

  1. the bald scalp of the head
  2. skull

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative calva calvae
genitive calvae calvārum
dative calvae calvīs
accusative calvam calvās
ablative calvā calvīs
vocative calva calvae

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

calva

  1. nominative feminine singular of calvus
  2. nominative neuter plural of calvus
  3. accusative neuter plural of calvus
  4. vocative feminine singular of calvus
  5. nominative neuter plural of calvus

calvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of calvus

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

calva

  1. feminine singular of calvo

Noun[edit]

calva f (plural calvas)

  1. bald patch (area of baldness)
  2. An area on a hide or fabric from which the hair or pill has worn out.
  3. clearing (area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees)
  4. A traditional shepherds’ sport played in parts of Spain, the object of which is to knock down a partially supported horn or piece of wood (the calva) by throwing stones at it. In a modern version the stones have been substituted with metal cylinders (the marro) and horns are no more used as targets.
  5. The wooden target used in the game of calva.

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