neven

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nevenen, nevnen, nemmen, nempnen, nemnen, from Old English nemnan, nemnian (to name, call, give a name to a person or thing; use such and such a name or title in speaking of a person or thing; enumerate; address, speak to; nominate; call upon the name of, address by name, invoke; mention by name, mention, relate) and Old Norse nefna (to name, call); both from Proto-Germanic *namnijaną (to name). More at name.

Verb[edit]

neven

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To give as a name to; name; call (someone something).
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To appoint; nominate.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To mention; speak of; give an account of; tell.
  4. (UK dialectal, transitive) To utter; mention the name of.
    • 1995, Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King, York Mystery Plays:
      Thou netherest of Nazareth, now nevened is thy name.
  5. (UK dialectal, Scotland, intransitive) To tell or make mention of (a person or thing); specify; designate.
  6. (obsolete, intransitive) To say; speak.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

neven

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of nevar

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

neven

  1. Plural form of neef

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

neven

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of nevar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

neven m (Cyrillic spelling невен)

  1. marigold

Adjective[edit]

neven (Cyrillic spelling невен)

  1. everlasting