curva

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See also: curvá and curvă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian curva (curve).

Noun[edit]

Inter Milan fans in the curva at San Siro.

curva (plural curvas)

  1. The bank of seats behind the goal, especially in continental European stadia, where the most dedicated fans sit.
    • 1996, Vic Duke, Liz Crolley, Football, Nationality and the State, Taylor & Francis
      The mutual influences (or 'interference') between fans in the curva and political extremism has several dimensions.
    • 1997, Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Entering the field: new perspectives on world football, Berg Publishers
      Legacies of political commitment have influenced the ultras associations in the curvas.
    • 2006, Peter Bourne, Passion in the Piazza, Lulu.com ISBN 9781411681811, page 11
      Even arriving two hours before the game was not enough to guarantee a seat in the curva.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

curva f (plural curve)

  1. bend, curve, trajectory
  2. The bank of seats at the ends of a football pitch.

Adjective[edit]

curva f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

Verb[edit]

curva

  1. third-person singular present of curvare
  2. second-person singular imperative of curvare

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curva

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

curvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of curvus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “curva”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of curvo (curved), from Latin curvus (bent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

curva f (plural curvas)

  1. curve (a gentle bend)
    Synonyms: curvatura
  2. curve (a curved line)

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Adjective[edit]

curva f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

Verb[edit]

curva

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of curvar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of curvar

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

curva f sg

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of curvă.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curva f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective curvo.

Noun[edit]

curva f (plural curvas)

  1. curve

Verb[edit]

curva

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of curvar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of curvar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of curvar.

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