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pavid

[ pav-id ]
/ ˈpæv ɪd /
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adjective
timid; afraid; fearful; frightened.
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Origin of pavid

1650–60; <Latin pavidus trembling, timid, derivative of pavēre to quake; see -id4
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How to use pavid in a sentence

  • Like a pavid kid in the talons of an eagle, that young creature trembled in his huge Milesian grasp.

    The Christmas Books|William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The clergy, a pavid flock, chattered their fears between the mouthfuls.

    Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln|Charles L. Marson

British Dictionary definitions for pavid

pavid
/ (ˈpævɪd) /

adjective
rare fearful; timid

Word Origin for pavid

C17: from Latin pavidus fearful, from pavēre to tremble with fear
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