See also: Dave, davė, davę, and dávě

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From Middle English deven, deaven (to make deaf), from Old English dēafian (to wax or become deaf) and Old Norse deyfa (to make deaf, make blunt, numb, soothe, allay). Cognate with dialectal Norwegian døyva (to deafen, make dull).

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dave (third-person singular simple present daves, present participle daving, simple past and past participle daved)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To assuage; soften; mitigate; relieve; calm; alleviate (pain).

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dave m

  1. vocative singular of dav

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dave (Cyrillic spelling даве)

  1. third-person plural present of daviti