- plural of selva
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.
selve f (oblique plural selves, nominative singular selve, nominative plural selves)