aver

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See also: avêr, avër, and a ver

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (I have, hold, keep). See cattle and chattel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aver (plural avers)

  1. (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus (true).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aver (third-person singular simple present avers, present participle averring, simple past and past participle averred)

  1. To assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
      Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd, \ He made use only of his beard.
    • 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third:
      The Devil, I safely can aver, / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
    • 1939 The Wizard of Oz (MGM/Warner Home Video)
      As Coroner, I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
    • 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums, ISBN 0-88192-374-5:
      Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
  2. (law) To prove or justify a plea.
    • 2007 July 26, European Court of Human Rights, Peev. v. Bulgaria[1], number 64209/01, marginal 19:
      In the meantime, on 5 June 2000, the applicant had brought a civil action against the Prosecutor's Office. He alleged that the termination of his contract had been unlawful and sought reinstatement and compensation for loss of salary. He averred, inter alia, that the climate in the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office had deteriorated as a result of the actions of the Chief Prosecutor.
  3. (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Related to Late Latin averia (cattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aver (plural avers)

  1. (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.

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Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō.

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. have

Conjugation[edit]

infinitive aver
present participle avendu
past participle avutu
Present indicative Past indicative Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
First-person singular aghju avia abbia avissi
Second-person singular ai, ha avii abbia avissi, avisse
Third-person singular avia abbia avissi
First-person plural avemu aviamu abbiamu avissimu
Second-person plural avete aviate abbiate avissite
Third-person plural anu avianu abbianu avissinu

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. Apocopic form of avere

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish aver, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (hold, have).

Verb[edit]

aver (Latin spelling)

  1. to have

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aveir, from Latin habeō (have, hold, possess).

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. (Jersey, alternative form in Guernsey) to have

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal aver, haver, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (I have, hold, keep).

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. to have; to possess
  2. (auxiliary) to have

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. Alternative form of avoir

Noun[edit]

aver m (oblique plural avers, nominative singular avers, nominative plural aver)

  1. Alternative form of avoir
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 216 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4, line 2832:
      de ses avers li volt mustrer.
      he wants to show his possessions to her.

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *avēre, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (I have, hold, keep).

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. to have; to possess
    • circa 1185, Guerau de Cabrera, Ensenhamen:
      Jes gran saber
      no potz aver,
      si fors non eis de ta reion.

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *avēre, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (I have, hold, keep).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. to have
    Pedro ha dos fijas.
    Pedro has two daughters.

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

aver (first-person singular present indicative ei, past participle avido)

  1. Obsolete spelling of haver

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Venetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habēre (to have) present active infinitive of habeō. Compare Italian avere.

Verb[edit]

aver

  1. (transitive) to have
  2. (transitive) to possess

Conjugation[edit]

  • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.