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Aves

[ey-veez] /ˈeɪ viz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a class of vertebrates comprising the birds.
Origin of Aves
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin; Latin, plural of avis bird

ave

[ah-vey, ey-vee] /ˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi/
interjection
1.
hail; welcome.
2.
farewell; goodbye.
noun
3.
the salutation “ave.”.
4.
(initial capital letter) Ave Maria.
Origin
1200-50; Middle English < Latin: imperative 2nd singular of avēre to be well, fare well
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  • In reciting a hundred and fifty Aves Serge had not once repeated himself.

  • Perhaps the Aves fetched me, only it took them a long while.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Then a Pater, ten Aves, and a Gloria are nothing; it is not heavy as a penance!

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • But if we get on his trail and it looks like Aves Im for it.

  • Well, that knocks out my theory about Aves a bit, declared Rawlins.

  • Well, if they had a hang-out at Aves, that would have been dead easy.

  • "They do say 'Aves' in plenty, for all the good they do us," grumbled one.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • He must say three paters and three Aves off; if he cannot, some one must say them for him.

  • She would say, that very evening, a double number of Aves to our dear Lady.

    Mariposilla Mary Stewart Daggett
  • She went on her knees beside her bed and said three Paters and three Aves.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
British Dictionary definitions for Aves

Aves

/ˈeɪviːz/
plural noun
1.
the class of vertebrates comprising the birds See bird (sense 1)
Word Origin
pl of Latin avis bird

ave

/ˈɑːvɪ; ˈɑːveɪ/
sentence substitute
1.
welcome or farewell
Word Origin
Latin

Ave1

/ˈɑːvɪ/
noun (RC Church)
1.
short for Ave Maria See Hail Mary
2.
the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of the threefold repetition of the Ave Maria in this devotion
3.
the beads of the rosary used to count the number of Ave Marias said
Word Origin
C13: from Latin: hail!

Ave2

abbreviation
1.
avenue
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Word Origin and History for Aves

ave

"hail," also "farewell," early 13c. (in reference to the Ave Maria), from Latin ave, second person singular imperative of avere "to be or fare well."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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