See also: ave, ave., 'ave, avé, avè, avë, Ave., and AVE

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːveɪ/, /ˈæveɪ/, /ˈeɪvi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑːveɪ, -æveɪ, -eɪvi

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Ave (plural Aves)

  1. An Ave Maria.
    • 1828, Thomas Keightley, The Fairy Mythology, volume I, London: William Harrison Ainsworth, page 78:
      Ogier, thinkiag it is the Virgin Mary, commences an Ave; but the lady tells him she is Morgue la faye, who at his birth had kissed him, and retained him for her loyal amoureux, though forgotten by him.

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Etymology edit

Anagram of Eva, also associated with ava (open) as in avameelne (openhearted).

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  1. a female given name

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Ave n (strong, genitive Ave or Aves, plural Ave or Aves)

  1. Ellipsis of Ave-Maria (ave, Hail Mary).
    • 1971, Günter Grass, “Die Vogelscheuchen”, in Gesammelte Gedichte, Luchterhand, page 104:
      weiß nicht, ob alte Jacken, alte Hosen, / wenn sie mit Löffeln in den Dosen / rostig und blechern windwärts läuten, / zur Vesper, ob zum Ave läuten, / zum Aufstand aller Vogelscheuchen läuten
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Further reading edit

  • Ave” in Duden online

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Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt
rio Ave

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin Avus. Ultimately from Proto-Celtic *abū (river), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (body of water).

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Ave m

  1. Ave (a river in Portugal)

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