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[dah-vuh n]
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verb (used with or without object) Yiddish.
  1. daven.
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[dah-vuh n]
verb (used with or without object) Yiddish.
  1. to pray.
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  • But I sez, “Nobody can dive into deeper depths than I have doven to-day.”

    Samantha at Coney Island

    Marietta Holley

British Dictionary definitions for doven


verb (intr) Judaism
  1. to pray
  2. to lead prayers
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Word Origin

from Yiddish
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