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Webster 1913 Edition


Selve

Selve

,
Adj.
Self; same.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Definition 2021


selve

selve

French

Noun

selve f (plural selves)

  1. (literary, slightly dated) Tropical forest, in particular Amazonian rainforest.

Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin silva.

Noun

selve f (plural selvis)

  1. wood, forest

Synonyms


Italian

Noun

selve f

  1. plural of selva

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *selvo, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzelvə/

Pronoun

selve

  1. self (myself, yourself etc.)
  2. (with definite article) that same, that particular

Descendants


Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin silva (forest, wood), from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (mountain, ridge, forest). Akin to Proto-Germanic *swiliō, *suliō (beam, threshold), whence Old English syll, sylle "beam, large timber used as a foundation for a wall" (Modern English sill). More at sill.

Noun

selve f (oblique plural selves, nominative singular selve, nominative plural selves)

  1. forest