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English[]

Etymology[]

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Pronunciation[]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈlɑː.və/, SAMPA: /lA:.v@/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈlɑɹ.və/, SAMPA: /lAr\v@/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)və
  • Homophones: lava (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun[]

Singular
Larva

Plural
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  1. A stage of growth for some insects, in which they are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub after hatching from their egg
  2. An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  3. A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.

Usage notes[]

Although the plural larvas is somewhat common, it is regarded by some as incorrect.

Translations[]

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Anagrams[]

  • aalrv,
  • arval

Albanian[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ˈlaɹ.va/

Noun[]

larva

  1. Plural form of larvë., larvae

Czech[]

Noun[]

Larva f.

  1. a larva

Declension[]

Template:Cs-decl-noun-auto


Italian[]

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Noun[]

larva f. (plural larve)

  1. larva, grub
  2. (figuratively) shadow, skeleton

Synonyms[]

  • (grub): bruco

Derived terms[]

  • larvale
  • larvato
  • larvicida

Latin[]

Etymology[]

From Larēs (guardian deities).

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

larva (genitive larvae); f, first declension

  1. ghost, evil spirit, demon, devil
  2. (figuratively) horrific mask
  3. (figuratively) skeleton

Inflection[]

Number Singular Plural
nominative larva larvae
genitive larvae larvārum
dative larvae larvīs
accusative larvam larvās
ablative larvā larvīs
vocative larva larvae

Derived terms[]

  • larvālis
  • larvāns
  • larvō

Descendants[]


Norwegian[]

Noun[]

Larva

  1. definite singular of larve

Swedish[]

Verb[]

Larva

  1. to behave flippantly; to tramp

Derived terms[]

  • larva sig

de:larva et:larva el:larva es:larva fr:larva ko:larva io:larva it:larva kk:larva hu:larva ml:larva ja:larva pl:larva pt:larva ru:larva fi:larva sv:larva ta:larva te:larva tr:larva vi:larva zh:larva

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