eve

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See also: EVE, Eve, éve, and Ève

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. Evening, night.
    • Mid-19th cent., John Clare, Autumn:
      I love to see the shaking twig
      Dance till the shut of eve

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Verb[edit]

eve ‎(third-person singular simple present eves, present participle eving, simple past and past participle eved)

  1. To come before something, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/eve

Ewe[edit]

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Numeral[edit]

eve

  1. two

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. (slang) ecstasy (drug)

Translations[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 evelleˣ eveilleˣ
essive evenä eveinä
translative eveksi eveiksi
instructive evein
abessive evettä eveittä
comitative eveineen

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aqua.

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of iaue; water

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eve

  1. singular dative of ev