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eave

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noun

Usually eaves . the overhanging lower edge of a roof.
Often eaves . the overhanging edge of anything, as a hat.

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Origin of eave

before 1000; Middle English eves,Old English efes; cognate with Old High German obisa,Gothic ubizwa hall; cf. above, over

OTHER WORDS FROM eave

eaved, adjectiveun·eaved, adjective
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