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sylva

[sil-vuh]
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noun
  1. silva.
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Origin of sylva

From Latin

Sylva

[sil-vuh; Romanian seel-vah]
noun
  1. Car·men [kahr-muh n; Romanian kahr-men] /ˈkɑr mən; Romanian ˈkɑr mɛn/, pen name of Elizabeth, queen of Romania.
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silva

or syl·va

[sil-vuh]
noun
  1. the forest trees of a particular area.
  2. a descriptive flora of forest trees.
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Origin of silva

1840–50; < New Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland
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Historical Examples

  • He flung open the outer door of the rocket-ship, and Sylva went to him.

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  • Thorn looked up to see Sylva standing by the Watch-plane door.

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  • The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and Sylva.

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  • In any case I exchange food for kisses with der charming Sylva.

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  • You shall watch der progress of romance between me and Sylva.

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British Dictionary definitions for sylva

sylva

silva

noun plural -vas or -vae (-viː)
  1. the trees growing in a particular region
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Word Origin

C17: Latin silva a wood

silva

noun
  1. a variant spelling of sylva
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