From Middle English eves, from Old English efes (“edge of a roof”), from Proto-Germanic *ubaswa (compare Old High German obasa (“porch, hall, roof”), Gothic ubizwa), ultimately from the same root as over.
eaves pl (plural only)
- The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building.
underside of a roof
- Maori: ikuiku, hikuhiku, peru, whakamaroke
- Norman: barbe f (Jersey)
- Polish: okap (pl) m
- Portuguese: beiral (pt) m, beirado m
- Russian: карни́з (ru) m (karníz), свес кры́ши m (sves krýši), стреха́ (ru) f (strexá)
- Scottish Gaelic: anainn f
- Serbo-Croatian: streha (sh) sg, streja (sh) sg
- Spanish: alero (es) m
- Swedish: ofs c, hofs c, takfot (sv) c
- Tagalog: balisbisan, sibe
- Vilamovian: traojf f