See also: Neven, néven, nevén, and neven-

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Etymology

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From Middle English nevenen, nevnen, nemmen, nempnen, nemnen, from Old English nemnan, nemnian (to name, call, give a name to a person or thing; use such and such a name or title in speaking of a person or thing; enumerate; address, speak to; nominate; call upon the name of, address by name, invoke; mention by name, mention, relate) and Old Norse nefna (to name, call); both from Proto-Germanic *namnijaną (to name). More at name.

Verb

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neven (third-person singular simple present nevens, present participle nevening, simple past and past participle nevened)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To give as a name to; name; call (someone something).
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To appoint; nominate.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To mention; speak of; give an account of; tell.
  4. (UK dialectal, transitive) To utter; mention the name of.
    • 1995, Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King, York Mystery Plays:
      Thou netherest of Nazareth, now nevened is thy name.
  5. (UK dialectal, Scotland, intransitive) To tell or make mention of (a person or thing); specify; designate.
  6. (obsolete, intransitive) To say; speak.

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Catalan

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neven

  1. third-person plural present indicative of nevar

Dutch

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Noun

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neven

  1. plural of neef

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Galician

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Verb

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neven

  1. inflection of nevar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Norwegian Bokmål

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Noun

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neven m

  1. definite singular of neve

Norwegian Nynorsk

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neven m

  1. definite singular of neve

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Noun

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nèven m (Cyrillic spelling нѐвен)

  1. marigold

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Adjective

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neven (Cyrillic spelling невен)

  1. everlasting

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West Frisian

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Noun

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neven

  1. plural of neef