eve

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See also: EVE, Eve, éve, and Ève

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant of the Middle English noun even (itself from Old English ǣfen), with a pre-1200 loss of the terminal '-n', which was mistaken for an inflection. [1] See also the now archaic or poetic even (evening), from the same source.

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Noun[edit]

eve (plural eves)

  1. The day or night before, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
  2. Evening, night.
    • Mid-19th cent., John Clare, Autumn:
      I love to see the shaking twig
      Dance till the shut of eve

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Verb[edit]

eve (third-person singular simple present eves, present participle eving, simple past and past participle eved)

  1. To come before something, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/eve

Ewe[edit]

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Numeral[edit]

eve

  1. two

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aqua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve f (oblique plural eves, nominative singular eve, nominative plural eves)

  1. Alternative form of iaue; water

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. singular dative of ev