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clave

See also: clavé

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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clave

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of cleave
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1], Genesis, 22:3
      And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[2], Ruth 1:14
      And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
    • 1868, Thomas Malory, chapter 11, Le Morte D'Arthur:
      Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him, and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder.

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish clave, from Latin clāvis (key).

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NounEdit

clave (plural claves)

  1. (music) One half of a set of claves, a percussion instrument consisting of two sticks, one of which is used to strike the other.
  2. (music) A characteristic pattern of beats, especially the 3-2 son clave.

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

clave

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of clavar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of clavar

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

clave f

  1. plural form of clava

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clāve

  1. ablative singular of clāvis

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clāve

  1. vocative singular of clāvus

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin clāvis. Compare the inherited chave.

NounEdit

clave f (plural claves)

  1. (music) clef (symbol)
  2. juggling club

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin clāvis (key). Compare the inherited doublet llave.

NounEdit

clave f (plural claves)

  1. key (to a problem or puzzle)
  2. password
  3. clef
  4. (music) clave

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clave

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of clavar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of clavar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of clavar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of clavar.