aven

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See also: avén and även

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French aven.

Noun[edit]

aven (plural avens)

  1. A vertical shaft leading upward from a cave passage, sometimes connecting with passages above.
  2. A pothole.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Northern Caves, Vols 1-5. Dalesman Publishing, UK. passim

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Breton[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aven f (dual divaven, plural avenioù)

  1. (archaic) river

French[edit]

aven

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan avenc, from Gaulish *abonā (river). Compare Breton aven, avon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aven m (plural avens)

  1. (geology, caving) pit cave, pit (natural cave with predominantly vertical shafts)
    Synonyms: gouffre, igue
  2. (geology) sinkhole (US), swallow hole (UK)

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English oven.

Noun[edit]

aven

  1. oven