daven

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish דאַוונען(davnen).

Verb[edit]

daven ‎(third-person singular simple present davens, present participle davening, simple past and past participle davened)

  1. (intransitive) to recite the Jewish liturgy; to pray

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch *daven, further etymology uncertain. May be related to Old Saxon dovon, Old High German tobēn, but the vowel a is irregular in this case. It is found in Middle Low German daven, where it may be regular, which makes it a possible Middle Low German borrowing.

Verb[edit]

daven

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) to rage, to rant
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) to shake, to tremble, to waver

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of daven (weak)
infinitive daven
past singular daafde
past participle gedaafd
infinitive daven
gerund daven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular daaf daafde
2nd person sing. (jij) daaft daafde
2nd person sing. (u) daaft daafde
2nd person sing. (gij) daaft daafde
3rd person singular daaft daafde
plural daven daafden
subjunctive sing.1 dave daafde
subjunctive plur.1 daven daafden
imperative sing. daaf
imperative plur.1 daaft
participles davend gedaafd
1) Archaic.

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