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ave

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːveɪ
 
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Definition of ave in English:

exclamation

literary
Used to express good wishes on meeting or parting.

noun

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1 (Ave) short for Ave Maria.
Example sentences
  • Thus these texts alone cannot constitute the source for the narrative meditations linked to the Ave prayer that appeared in later rosaries.
  • Regionally, the Ave prayer is beginning to replace the Paternoster.
  • It was thought that Mary loved hearing the Ave prayer because it reminded her of her happiness at the Incarnation.
2 literary A shout of welcome or farewell.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin, 'fare well!', singular imperative of avere.

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