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See also: avêr, avër, and a ver

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus (true).

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VerbEdit

aver (third-person singular simple present avers, present participle averring, simple past and past participle averred)

  1. To assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
      Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd, \ He made use only of his beard.
    • 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third:
      The Devil, I safely can aver, / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
    • 1939 The Wizard of Oz (MGM/Warner Home Video)
      As Coroner, I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
    • 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums, →ISBN:
      Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
  2. (law) To prove or justify a plea.
    • 2007 July 26, European Court of Human Rights, Peev. v. Bulgaria[1], number 64209/01, marginal 19:
      In the meantime, on 5 June 2000, the applicant had brought a civil action against the Prosecutor's Office. He alleged that the termination of his contract had been unlawful and sought reinstatement and compensation for loss of salary. He averred, inter alia, that the climate in the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office had deteriorated as a result of the actions of the Chief Prosecutor.
  3. (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (I have, hold, keep). See cattle and chattel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aver (plural avers)

  1. (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.

Etymology 3Edit

Related to Late Latin averia (cattle).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): [ˈeɪvɚ]

NounEdit

aver (plural avers)

  1. (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.

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CorsicanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō.

VerbEdit

aver

  1. have

ConjugationEdit

infinitive aver
present participle avendu
past participle avutu
Present indicative Past indicative Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
First-person singular aghju avia abbia avissi
Second-person singular ai, ha avii abbia avissi, avisse
Third-person singular avia abbia avissi
First-person plural avemu aviamu abbiamu avissimu
Second-person plural avete aviate abbiate avissite
Third-person plural anu avianu abbianu avissinu

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

aver

  1. Apocopic form of avere

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish aver, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (hold, have).

VerbEdit

aver (Latin spelling)

  1. to have

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French aveir, from Latin habeō (have, hold, possess).

VerbEdit

aver

  1. (Jersey, alternative form in Guernsey) to have

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