silva

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See also: Silva and silvă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin silva. Doublet of selva.

Noun[edit]

silva (uncountable)

  1. (forestry) The forest trees of a particular area
    • 1909, Willis Linn Jepson, The Trees of California, page 13:
      The most interesting and striking features of the silva of California relate to its composition, the geographical distribution of the species and their biological history.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva (forest).

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Noun[edit]

silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    • 1884, Marcial Valladares Núñez, Diccionario gallego-castellano, s.v. silva:
      Tente, silva; non me prendas, que n'estou n'a miña tèrra (traditional song)
      Hold yourself, bramble, don't catch me, 'cos I'm not in my country

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References[edit]

  • silva” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • silva” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • silva” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sel-, *swel- (beam, board, frame, threshold). Cognate with Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, timber) and Old English syl (sill, threshold, foundation).

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silva f (genitive silvae); first declension

  1. wood, forest
  2. orchard, grove

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative silva silvae
genitive silvae silvārum
dative silvae silvīs
accusative silvam silvās
ablative silvā silvīs
vocative silva silvae

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References[edit]

  • silva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • silva in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “silva”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • silva” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • wooded hills: montes vestiti silvis

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva, from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (mountain, ridge, forest). Compare the doublet selva.

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silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

silva f

  1. definite singular nominative form of silvă