Complete Definition of "larva"

wikipedia
English

Etymology
From Latin larva#Latin|larva (ghost-like, masked).

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈlɑːvə/ (UK)
IPA|/ˈlɑrvə/ (US)
w:SAMPA chart|SAMPA: /"lA:[email protected]/ (UK)
w:SAMPA chart|SAMPA: /"[email protected]/ (US)
audio|en-us-larva.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɑː(r)və

Homophones
lava (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun
en-noun|larv|ae

  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
The incorrect plural larvas is somewhat common.

Translations
trans-top|a stage of growth
Czech: larva f
Dutch: larvestadium n
Finnish: toukka-aste
Portuguese: larva f
trans-mid
Russian: личинка (ličinka) f
Spanish: larva f
Swedish: larv c, larvstadie n, larvstadium n
trans-bottom

trans-top|an animal in such stage of growth
Chinese:
:Mandarin: zh-ts|幼蟲|幼虫 (yòuchóng)
Czech: larva f
Dutch: larve f
Finnish: toukka
French: larve f
German: Larve f
trreq|Hebrew
trans-mid
Japanese: 幼虫 (ようちゅう, yōchū)
Latin: larva f
Norwegian: larve m, f
Polish: larwa f
Portuguese: larva f
Russian: личинка (ličinka) f
Spanish: larva f
Swedish: larv c
trans-bottom

trans-top|recently born or hatched
Japanese: 幼生 (ようせい, yōsei)
trans-mid
Russian: личинка (ličinka) f
trans-bottom

checktrans
ttbc|Breton: larvenn f -ed plural
ttbc|Indonesian: larva
ttbc|Interlingua: larva
trans-bottom

Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


Albanian

Pronunciation
IPA: /ˈlaɹ.va/

Noun
larva plural of larvë (larva)

  1. larvae

Italian
wikipedia|lang=it

Noun
it-noun|larv|f|a|e

  1. larva#English|larva, grub
  2. figuratively|lang=it shadow, skeleton

Synonyms
(1) bruco

Derived terms
larvale
larvato
larvicida

Category:it:Insects


Latin

Noun
larva, Wiktionary Appendix:Latin first declension|-ae f

First declension

  1. evil spirit, demon, devil
  2. horrific mask

Norwegian

Noun
larva

  1. definite singular of larve

Category:Norwegian nouns


Swedish

Verb
larva

  1. to behave flippantly; to tramp

Derived terms
larva sig

Category:Baby animals

fr:larva
ko:larva
io:larva
it:larva
ja:larva
pl:larva
pt:larva
ru:larva
fi:larva
sv:larva
te:larva
vi:larva
tr:larva
zh:larva

Revision and Credits for"larva"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.