See also: Aven, avén, and även

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French aven.

Noun

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aven (plural avens)

  1. A vertical shaft leading upward from a cave passage, sometimes connecting with passages above.
  2. A pothole.

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References

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  • Northern Caves, Vols 1-5. Dalesman Publishing, UK. passim

Anagrams

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Breton

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle Breton avon, from Proto-Brythonic *aβon (river).

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Noun

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aven f (plural avenioù)

  1. (archaic) river

French

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aven

Etymology

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From Occitan avenc, from Gaulish *abonā (river), from Proto-Celtic *abū (river). Compare Breton aven, avon.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /a.vɛn/
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Noun

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aven m (plural avens)

  1. (geology, caving) pit cave, pit (natural cave with predominantly vertical shafts)
    Synonyms: gouffre, igue
  2. (geology) sinkhole (US), swallow hole (UK)

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Polabian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Middle Low German even.

Adverb

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aven

  1. just

References

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Lehr-Spławiński, T., Polański, K. (1962) “aven”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka Drzewian połabskich [Etymological Dictionary of the Polabian Drevani Language] (in Polish), number 1 (A – ďüzd), Wrocław, Warszawa etc.: Ossolineum, page 21

  • Polański, Kazimierz, James Allen Sehnert (1967) “aven”, in Polabian-English Dictionary, The Hague, Paris: Mouton & Co, page 35
  • Olesch, Reinhold (1962) “Awen”, in Thesaurus Linguae Dravaenopolabicae [Thesaurus of the Drevani language] (in German), volumes 1: A – O, Cologne, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, →ISBN, page 9

Romanian

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Noun

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aven n (plural avene)

  1. Alternative form of avenă

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Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English oven.

Noun

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aven

  1. oven