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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌlvə/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌlvə

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English culver, from Old English culufre, culfre, culfer, possibly borrowed from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula (little pigeon), from Latin columba (pigeon, dove).

NounEdit

culver (plural culvers)

  1. (now UK, south and east dialect or poetic) A dove or pigeon, now specifically of the species Columba palumbus.
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Etymology 2Edit

From culverin.

NounEdit

culver (plural culvers)

  1. A culverin, a kind of handgun or cannon.
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EtymologyEdit

From Old English culufre, culfre, culfer, borrowed from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula.

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NounEdit

culver (plural culveres or culveren)

  1. A dove (Columba spp.)
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Joon 2:16, page 45r, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      And he ſeide to hem þat ſelden culueris / take ȝe awei from hennes þeſe þingis .· ⁊ nyle ȝe make þe hous of my fadir an hows of marchaundiſe
      And he said to those who sold doves: "Take those things out of here; you won't make my father's house a place of business!"
  2. An affectionate term of familiarity.

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  • English: culver

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