See also: avén and även

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French aven.

NounEdit

aven (plural avens)

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

AnagramsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

BretonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aven f (dual divaven, plural avenioù)

  1. (archaic) river

FrenchEdit

 
aven

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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