See also: påven
paven (not comparable)
- (rare, dated or archaic) paved
- 1897, F. Harald Williams, Matin Bells and Scarlet and Gold, page 104:
- Firm as a paven road sprang what had seemed a hearse, Meet to uplift the load of a great universe; […]
- 1949, John Masefield, On the hill, page 18:
- A paven road or gathered tax
But partly yield him what he lacks.
- 1999, Lin Carter, The Quest of Kadji, page 118:
- The architecture was bewildering in its multiform complexity: great, sleepy-lidded faces of stone gazed down from the eight-sided towers; fantastic dragon-hybrids writhed entangled coils above portal and arch; many-armed and beast-headed gods thronged the paven ways, lining entire avenues in rank on rank of carven stone idols so innumerable as to suggest pantheons as populous as dynasties.
- 2005, Sylvia Kelso, Everran's Bane, page 73:
- After Kelflase a paven road replaced the half-finished horse-track, another sick-bed project, but it was still not fast enough for the king.