valva

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva (plural valvae)

  1. A paired copulatory organ of males in some species of insects that helps the male clasp the female.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (plural valve)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) valve, half shell

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From volvere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (genitive valvae); first declension

  1. double or folding door (in plural)
  2. one leaf of such doors

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative valva valvae
genitive valvae valvārum
dative valvae valvīs
accusative valvam valvās
ablative valvā valvīs
vocative valva valvae

References[edit]

  • valva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • valva” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to barricade a door (a city-gate): valvas (portam) obstruere
  • valva in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (plural valvas)

  1. (anatomy) valve (membrane which permits passage in one direction)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (plural valvas)

  1. (anatomy) valve