haven

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English hæfen, from Proto-Germanic *habnō, *habanō (compare Dutch haven, German Hafen, Danish/Norwegian havn), from haban (sea) (compare Old English hæf, German Haff 'gulf', Danish hav), or from Proto-Indo-European *kopno- (compare Irish cúan 'harbor, recess, haven').

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Noun[edit]

haven (plural havens)

  1. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
    • Shakespeare
      what shipping and what lading's in our haven
    • Tennyson
      their haven under the hill
  2. (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.

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Verb[edit]

haven (third-person singular simple present havens, present participle havening, simple past and past participle havened)

  1. To put into, or provide with a haven.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

haven c

  1. singular definite of have

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch havene, from Old Dutch *havana, from Proto-Germanic *habnō, *habanō.

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haven f (plural havens, diminutive haventje n)

  1. harbour
  2. port

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English habban, hafian.

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haven

  1. to have

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

haven

  1. definite plural of hav