dave

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See also: Dave, davė, and davę

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English deven, deaven (to make deaf), from Old English dēafian (to wax or become deaf) and Old Norse deyfa (to make deaf, make blunt, numb, soothe, allay). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal døyva (to deafen, make dull).

Verb[edit]

dave (third-person singular simple present daves, present participle daving, simple past and past participle daved)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To assuage; soften; mitigate; relieve; calm; alleviate (pain).

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