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From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

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Singular
Larva

Plural
larvae or larvas

Larva (plural larvae or larvas)
  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.

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

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  • IPA: /ˈlaɹ.va/

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larva

  1. Plural form of larvë., larvae

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Larva f.

  1. a larva

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larva f. (plural larve)

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

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From Larēs (guardian deities).

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larva (genitive larvae); f, first declension

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

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

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Larva

  1. definite singular of larve

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Larva

  1. to behave flippantly; to tramp

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