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From Proto-Italic *pawjō, from Proto-Indo-European *paw- (to strike).



paviō (present infinitive pavīre, perfect active pavīvī, supine pavītum); fourth conjugation

  1. I beat, strike
  2. I ram
  3. I tread down


   Conjugation of paviō (fourth conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present paviō pavīs pavit pavīmus pavītis paviunt
imperfect paviēbam paviēbās paviēbat paviēbāmus paviēbātis paviēbant
future paviam paviēs paviet paviēmus paviētis pavient
perfect pavīvī pavīvistī pavīvit pavīvimus pavīvistis pavīvērunt,
pluperfect pavīveram pavīverās pavīverat pavīverāmus pavīverātis pavīverant
future perfect pavīverō pavīveris pavīverit pavīverimus pavīveritis pavīverint
passive present pavior pavīris,
pavītur pavīmur pavīminī paviuntur
imperfect paviēbar paviēbāris,
paviēbātur paviēbāmur paviēbāminī paviēbantur
future paviar paviēris,
paviētur paviēmur paviēminī pavientur
perfect pavītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect pavītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect pavītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present paviam paviās paviat paviāmus paviātis paviant
imperfect pavīrem pavīrēs pavīret pavīrēmus pavīrētis pavīrent
perfect pavīverim pavīverīs pavīverit pavīverīmus pavīverītis pavīverint
pluperfect pavīvissem pavīvissēs pavīvisset pavīvissēmus pavīvissētis pavīvissent
passive present paviar paviāris,
paviātur paviāmur paviāminī paviantur
imperfect pavīrer pavīrēris,
pavīrētur pavīrēmur pavīrēminī pavīrentur
perfect pavītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect pavītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pavī pavīte
future pavītō pavītō pavītōte paviuntō
passive present pavīre pavīminī
future pavītor pavītor paviuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pavīre pavīvisse pavītūrum esse pavīrī pavītum esse pavītum īrī
participles paviēns pavītūrus pavītus paviendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
paviendī paviendō paviendum paviendō pavītum pavītū

Derived terms[edit]


  • Vulgar Latin: *pavāre


  • pavio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pavio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pavio in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pavio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette



Inherited from Old Portuguese pavio, from Vulgar Latin *papīlus,[1][2] from Latin papyrus, from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros); alternatively, it may have arrived through the Spanish cognate pabilo,[3][4] although this is less likely. Doublet of papiro and papel.


  • Rhymes: -iu
  • Hyphenation: pa‧vi‧o


pavio m (plural pavios)

  1. fuse (cord used to ignite a charge)
  2. wick (burning cord of a candle)
    Synonym: mecha

Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ pavio” in iDicionário Aulete.
  2. ^ pavio” in Michaelis Dicionário Brasileiro da Língua Portuguesa.
  3. ^ pavio” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2023.
  4. ^ pavio” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.