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 Galician/Old Portuguese silva, from Latin silva (forest).

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silva f (plural silvas)

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    • 1460, José Antonio Souto Cabo (ed.), Crónica de Santa María de Íria. Santiago: Ediciós do Castro, page 101:
      vijã grande[s] lumes de candeas arder de noyte et de dia en huũ monte muy espeso de muytas aruores et siluas, a oyto mjlias de Yria
      they saw large candle fires, burning day and night, in a very close forest, of trees and bambles, eight milles from Iria
    • 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
  2. (archaic) forest

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  • silua” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • silua” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • silva” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • silva” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • silva” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

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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Portuguese[edit]

silvas

Etymology[edit]

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

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silva f (plural silvas)

  1. blackberry
    Synonyms: amora, amora-silvestre

Romanian[edit]

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silva f

  1. definite singular nominative form of silvă