See also: clavé

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kleɪv/
    • (file)

VerbEdit

clave

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of cleave
    • 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.
    • 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, in 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.
    • 1917, H. P. Lovecraft, The Tomb:

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish clave, from Latin clāvis (key). Doublet of clef.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clave (plural claves)

  1. singular of claves

NounEdit

clave (plural claves)

  1. (music) A characteristic pattern of beats, especially the 3-2 son clave.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

clave

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

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

clave f

  1. plural of clava

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clāve

  1. ablative singular of clāvis

NounEdit

clāve

  1. vocative singular of clāvus

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin clāvis.[1][2] Compare the inherited chave.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈkla.vi/, [ˈkla.vi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈkla.vɨ/, [ˈkla.vɨ]

NounEdit

clave f (plural claves)

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ clave” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2021.
  2. ^ clave” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

clave f (plural claves)

  1. (figuratively) key (to a problem or puzzle)
    • 2019 April 2, Ricardo Baixeras, “'Mañana tendremos otros nombres' : las grietas del amor”, in El Periódico[1]:
      Un texto enormemente sugerente sobre los tiempos actuales y venideros, sobre lo que nos configura, sobre los nuevos roles de la masculinidad y la feminidad y sobre la velocidad como clave de lectura de las relaciones, una velocidad que como quería Ralph Waldo Emerson, cuando uno patina sobre hielo fino, es la salvación.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. password
    Synonym: contraseña
    clave WiFiWiFi password
  3. code
  4. (music) clef
  5. (music) clave
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Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: clave

AdjectiveEdit

clave (plural clave or claves)

  1. key (important)
    Synonym: importante
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

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.