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selva

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See also selvä

English

Etymology

From Spanish selva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsɛlvə/

Noun

Singular
selva

Plural
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  1. Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈsɛlva]

Noun

selva f. (plural selve)

  1. wood, forest
  2. (figuratively) mass, multitude, forest

Synonyms

Quotations

  • Dante Alighieri, 1308-1321 The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto I — Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita. (Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straight-forward pathway had been lost.) — [1]

Derived terms


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin silva.

Pronunciation

Noun

selvas f (plural selvas)

  1. woods, forest
  2. (figuratively) mass, multitude, forest

Quotations

  • 1844: O apertado revolver das armas formava uma selva de ferros em volta dos dois capitães inimigos, através da qual debalde o conde de Septum buscara multas vezes abrir caminho para ferir Teodomiro, até que finalmente, galgando por cima de um árabe derribado, pudera vibrar um golpe. — Alexandre Herculano, "Eurico, o Presbítero".

Synonyms

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin silva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈselβa/

Noun

selva f. (plural selvas)

Singular
selva f.

Plural
selvas f.

  1. forest

Derived terms

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