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5 letters words from 'larva'

ALVAR 8ARVAL 8
LARVA 8LAVRA 8

4 letters words from 'larva'

ALAR 4AVAL 7
LAVA 7VARA 7

3 letters words from 'larva'

AAL 3ALA 3
AVA 6LAR 3
LAV 6RAV 6
VAR 6 

2 letters words from 'larva'

AA 2AL 2
AR 2LA 2

All 5 letters words made out of larva

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Definitions and meaning of larva

larva

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɑː.və/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɹ.və/
  • (US)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)və
  • Homophone: lava (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun

larva (plural larvas or larvae or larvæ)

  1. An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  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

Anagrams

  • Raval, alvar, arval, lavra

Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɹ.va/

Noun

larva

  1. plural of larvë

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈlaɾ.və/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈlar.bə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈlaɾ.va/

Noun

larva f (plural larves)

  1. larva

Related terms

  • larval
  • larvari

Further reading

  • “larva” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “larva” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “larva” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “larva” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlarva]
  • Rhymes: -arva
  • Hyphenation: lar‧va

Noun

larva f

  1. larva

Declension


Galician

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Noun

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva

Related terms

  • larval

Further reading

  • “larva” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Noun

larva f (plural larve)

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

Synonyms

  • (grub): bruco

Derived terms

  • larvale
  • larvato
  • larvicida

Further reading

  • larva in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

Etymology

Possibly from Lār (Etruscan praenomen; titulary god), usu. as Lares (guardian deities), but vowel length gradation unexplained.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlaːr.wa/, [ˈɫ̪äːrwä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlar.va/, [ˈlɑrvɑ]
  • (Plautine) IPA(key): /ˈlaː.ru.a/, [ˈɫ̪äːɾuä]
  • (Plautine) IPA(key): /ˈla.ru.a/, [ˈlɑːɾuɑ]

Noun

lārva f (genitive lārvae); first declension

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

Declension

First-declension noun.

Quotations

  • circa 200 B.C., Plautus, Captivi, Act 3, Scene 4, line 66:
    Larvae stimulant virum.
    The ghosts rouse the man.

Derived terms

  • lārvālis
  • lārvāns
  • lārvō

Descendants

Verb

larvā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of larvō (enchant!)

References

  • larva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • larva in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • larva in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • De Vaan, Michiel, “lārua”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 328

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • larven

Noun

larva m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • larven

Noun

larva m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of larve

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Noun

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva (early growth stage of some insects and amphibians)

Related terms

  • larval
  • larvar
  • larvário

Further reading

  • “larva” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin larva (ghost-like, masked).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɾba/, [ˈlaɾ.β̞a]

Noun

larva f (plural larvas)

  1. larva
  2. (obsolete) ghost

Related terms

  • larval
  • larvario

Further reading

  • “larva” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin larva (facemask). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Verb

larva (present larvar, preterite larvade, supine larvat, imperative larva)

  1. (reflexive) to behave flippantly, childishly or ridiculously; to tramp, to footle

Conjugation

Related terms

  • larv
  • larvig

Anagrams

  • Alvar, lavar, valar

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an animal in an immature but active state.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)