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Meaning of "pavis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PAVIS

From Old French pavais, from Italian pavese of Pavia, Italian city where these shields were originally made.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PAVIS

pavis  [ˈpævɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PAVIS

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Pavis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PAVIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Pavise

A pavise is a large convex shield of European origin used to protect the entire body. The pavise was also made in a smaller version for hand to hand combat and for wearing on the back of men-at-arms. It is characterized by its prominent central ridge. The concept of using a shield to cover an archer dates to at least to the writing of Homer's Iliad, where Ajax uses his shield to cover his half-brother Teucer, an archer, while he would "peer round" and shoot arrows. The pavise was primarily used by archers and crossbowmen in the medieval period, particularly during sieges. It was carried by a pavisier, usually an archer, or, especially for the larger ones, by a groom. The pavise was held in place by the pavisier or sometimes deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. While reloading their weapons, crossbowmen would crouch behind them to shelter against incoming missile attacks. Pavises were often painted with the coat of arms of the town where they were made, and sometimes stored in the town arsenal for when the town came under attack. Religious icons such as St. Barbara and St. George were featured on the front of pavises.

Definition of pavis in the English dictionary

The definition of pavis in the dictionary is a large square shield, developed in the 15th century, at first portable but later heavy and set up in a permanent position.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PAVIS


Davies
ˈdeɪvɪs
Davis
ˈdeɪvɪs
mavis
ˈmeɪvɪs
Nevis
ˈniːvɪs
novice
ˈnɒvɪs
pavise
ˈpævɪs
pelvis
ˈpɛlvɪs
service
ˈsɜːvɪs
vis
vɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PAVIS

pavid
pavilion
pavillon
paving
paving slab
paving stone
pavior
paviour
pavise
paviser
Pavlodar
Pavlov
pavlova
Pavlovian
Pavo
pavonazzo
pavone
pavonine

WORDS THAT END LIKE PAVIS

Argo Navis
Ben Nevis
brevis
clavis
clevis
Leavis
Mirvis
myasthenia gravis
parvis
protoavis
rara avis
renal pelvis
Saint Christopher-Nevis
Saint Kitts-Nevis

Synonyms and antonyms of pavis in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pavis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PAVIS

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Pavis
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PAVIS
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pavis
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Pavis
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Translator English - Tamil

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Translator English - Marathi

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Translator English - Italian

Pavis
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PAVIS»

The term «pavis» is regularly used and occupies the 86.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PAVIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pavis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PAVIS»

Discover the use of pavis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pavis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis
An encyclopedic dictionary of technical and theoretical terms, the book covers all aspects of a semiotic approach to the theatre, with cross-referenced alphabetical entries ranging from absurd to word scenery.
Patrice Pavis, 1998
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Analyzing Performance: Theater, Dance, and Film
An indispensable guide for the study of performance, by France's leading theater critic, now available in English
Patrice Pavis, 2003
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Contemporary Mise en Scène: Staging Theatre Today
This is a masterful analysis of the role that staging has played in the creation and practice of theatre throughout history.
Patrice Pavis, 2013
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Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture
Pavis analyses the political and aesthetic consequences of cultures meeting at the crossroads of theatre, looking at productions including Brook's Mahabharata, Cixous/Mnouchkine's Indiande, and Barba's Faust.
Patrice Pavis, 2003
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The Intercultural Performance Reader
What can performers in the West learn from the technical performance traditions of Africa and Asia? The Intercultural Performance Handbook opens up a new world of technique for performers.
Patrice Pavis, 1996
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Languages of the stage: essays in the semiology of the theatre
"This volume should be read by those interested in both theatre and interpretive strategies, semiological and otherwise.
Patrice Pavis, 1982
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Theatre Semiotics: Text and Staging in Modern Theatre
Passow, Wilfried. "The Analysis of Theatrical Performance". Poetics Today, II, 3 ( Spring 1981), 237-254. Pavis, Patrice. "Del texto a la escena: un parto diffcil". Semiosis, 19 (July-December 1987), 173-190. Pavis, Patrice. Diccionario del Teatro.
Fernando de Toro, Carole Hubbard, 1995
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Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign
2 Intercultural Signs ∞ Patrice Pavis, The Intercultural Performance Reader ( London: Routledge, 1996), 1; Erika Fischer-Lichte, Josephine Riley, and Michael Gissenwehrer, The Dramatic Touch of Di√erence: Theatre, Own and Foreign ...
Antony Tatlow, 2001
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The Shankill Butchers: The Real Story of Cold-blooded Mass ...
In court it was revealed that Pavis had taken a keen interest in firearms and was willing to handle them and sell them to anyone. He received a three-year sentence which was considered lenient because, though there was no evidence to ...
Martin Dillon, 1989
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The Play Out of Context: Transferring Plays from Culture to ...
PATRICE PAVIS Translated by Loren Kruger Towards specifying theatre translation Although the problems of translation, and of literary translation in particular, have gained some recognition, the same cannot be said of theatre translation, ...
Hanna Scolnicov, Peter Holland, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PAVIS»

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School's in as teen musical heads to Rugby Theatre
Artistic director Alan Pavis said: “This is an amazing chance for young people to showcase their talents and cut their teeth on the big stage. «Rugby Observer, Jul 15»
2
Analysis of the TGFβ-induced program in primary airway epithelial …
The target genes corresponding to the TF binding peaks were identified according to PAVIS criteria by using our own scripts [32]. Here the ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
3
Patricia Routledge in Rugby to keep up a one-off appearance
Alan Pavis, artistic director at Rugby Theatre, said: “It's a real thrill for everyone at the theatre to have West End and Broadway legend Patricia ... «Rugby Observer, Jun 15»
4
Trent College Sporting Stars Set For International Stage
This weekend (26-28 June) hockey players Nina Apoola and Josh Pavis will be part of the England Hockey U16 Girls and U18s Boys teams ... «Derby Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Therapeutic ceiling tiles help put patients at ease in Lee County …
“They're laying in a gurney looking up on the floor, and they want to see colors,” said Pavis. “I've been there when they say, 'oh my gosh is that ... «Wink News, Jun 15»
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State-bound Eagles get big send-off
... seniors – North Georgia recruit Morgan Helton, Shelby Crisp, Caroline Moore, Kali Pavis, Lauren Beaver, Tara Raper and Dixie Mashburn. «USA TODAY High School Sports, Jun 15»
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Marc Gauthier receives the Police – Community Leader Award
Marc Gauthier has been an active participant in the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, commonly known as PAVIS. He has ... «Wawa-news.com, May 15»
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Joint forces police operation leads to arrest of two alleged cocaine …
... Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, cocaine, DIGS, Drug Crimes, drugs, drugs and guns, Guns and Surveillance, LaSalle, PAVIS, Windsor. «Windsor Star, May 15»
9
Chico students get taste of working world
La Comida restaurants didn't have an opening, but co-owner Carrie Pavis was happy to help students in whatever way she could. “I graduated ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, May 15»
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Peter Thompson preparing for 'emotional' farewell to Linfield
“In years to come, our supporters will talk of Bambrick, Milburn, McGaughey, Dickson, Pavis, Ferguson and Thompson.” Linfield Vice-Chairman ... «Belfast Newsletter, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pavis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pavis>. Apr 2020 ».
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