Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Calva
calva (plural calvae)
- (anatomy) the calvaria; the dome or roof of the skull
- The excavation turned up one small femur, one broken calva, and one jawbone.
A shortened form of calvados.
- 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."
calva m (plural calvas)
- “calva” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
calva f (plural calve)
- female equivalent of
See the etymology of the main entry.
- calva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- calva in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- calva in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- calva in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
calva f (plural calvas)
- bald patch (area of baldness)
- an area on a hide or fabric from which the hair or pill has worn out
- clearing (area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees)
- 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 longer used as targets
- the wooden target used in the game of calva