eve

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See also: Eve, EVE, éve, evé, Ève, Êve, and Eʋe

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant of the Middle English noun even (itself from Old English ǣfen), with a pre-1200 loss of the terminal '-n', which was mistaken for an inflection. [1] See also the now archaic or poetic even (evening), from the same source.

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Noun[edit]

eve (plural eves)

  1. The day or night before, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
  2. (archaic, poetic) Evening, night.
    • Mid-19th century, Clare, John, Autumn:
      I love to see the shaking twig / Dance till the shut of eve
    • 1896, Housman, A[lfred] E[dward], chapter XXVII, in A Shropshire Lad, lines 42-43:
      And has she tired of weeping / As she lies down at eve.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Bigland, “Destination Oban: a Sunday in Scotland”, in RAIL, number 971, page 79:
      Sitting on the dockside at Oban, watching the to-ing and fro-ing in the harbour on a perfect summer's eve, I reflect on a trip which has taken me through our busiest cities to traverse the country's main lines, as well as explore some of the furthest extremities that were literally out on a limb.
  3. (figuratively) The period of time when something is just about to happen or to be introduced
    Antonyms: evening, winter
    the eve of a scientific discovery

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eve”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Further reading[edit]

  • eve at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Aiwoo[edit]

Numeral[edit]

eve

  1. three

References[edit]


Ewe[edit]

Ewe cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : eve
    Ordinal : evelia

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

eve

  1. two

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Slang, from ekstaasi (folk-etymologically connected with the nickname Eve, with which it is unrelated)

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. (slang) ecstasy (drug)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of eve (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative eve evet
genitive even evejen
partitive eveä evejä
illative eveen eveihin
singular plural
nominative eve evet
accusative nom. eve evet
gen. even
genitive even evejen
eveinrare
partitive eveä evejä
inessive evessä eveissä
elative evestä eveistä
illative eveen eveihin
adessive evellä eveillä
ablative eveltä eveiltä
allative evelle eveille
essive evenä eveinä
translative eveksi eveiksi
instructive evein
abessive evettä eveittä
comitative eveineen
Possessive forms of eve (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person eveni evemme
2nd person evesi evenne
3rd person evensä

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

eve (present tense ever, past tense eva or evet, past participle eva or evet)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one's feet

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse efa, ifa.[1] Confer also with earlier ivast.

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Verb[edit]

eve (present tense evar, past tense eva, past participle eva, passive infinitive evast, present participle evande, imperative eve/ev)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one's feet

Noun[edit]

eve m (definite singular even, indefinite plural evar, definite plural evane)

  1. doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to eva (Etymology 2) and ev.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve f (definite singular eva, indefinite plural ever, definite plural evene)

  1. trace, rest

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “eve” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  2. ^ Ivar Aasen (1850), “æva”, in Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, Oslo: Samlaget, published 2000
  3. ^ Ivar Aasen (1850), “Æve”, in Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, Oslo: Samlaget, published 2000

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aqua.

Noun[edit]

eve f (oblique plural eves, nominative singular eve, nominative plural eves)

  1. Alternative form of iaue; water

Rapa Nui[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. buttocks

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. singular dative of ev

Zazaki[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ev (southern zazaki)

Article[edit]

eve (n)

  1. the