pavid

adjective

pav·​id
ˈpavə̇d
: showing fear : timid
he was infinitely pavid and stingyAntonio Barolini
pavidly adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin pavidus, from pavēre to be frightened, to fear; akin to Latin pavire to strike, stamp

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“Pavid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pavid. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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