selvagem

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From Old Portuguese salvage, salvaje, from Provençal salvatxe, from Latin silvāticus (of the woods), from silva (woods; forest).

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selvagem m, f (plural selvagens; comparable)

  1. sylvan (of the woods)
  2. wild (not domesticated or tamed)
  3. (derogatory) savage; uncivilised
  4. brutal, vicious, merciless

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selvagem m f (plural selvagens)

  1. sylvan (one who resides in the woods)
  2. an impolite person
  3. (pejorative) savage (uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian)

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