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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English steven, steaven (voice, speech, utterance), from Old English stefn (voice, utterance).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛvən/, /ˈstɛvn/

NounEdit

steaven (plural steavens)

  1. Alternative form of steven (voice, opinion, complaint)
    • 2015, Patricia Spencer, Albion 2:
      [] suddenly Bishop Germaine and the priests, with a loud and shrill voice, cried Alleluia three times and therewith all the multitude of the Britains with whole voice, cried the same cry, with such a loud steaven, []

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