haviour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman aveyr, Middle French aveir.

Noun[edit]

haviour (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Demeanour, behaviour, comportment.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.vi:
      To Faery court she came, where many one / Admyrd her goodly haueour [...].
    • 1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, I.2:
      No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, / Nor the dejected haviour of the visage, / Together with all forms, moods and shapes of grief, / That can denote me truly.