[ eev ]
/ iv /


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


Origin of eave

before 1000; Middle English eves, Old English efes; cognate with Old High German obisa, Gothic ubizwa hall; cf. above, over
Related formseaved, adjectiveun·eaved, adjective
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/ (iːvz) /

pl n

the edge of a roof that projects beyond the wall

Word Origin for eaves

Old English efes; related to Gothic ubizwa porch, Greek hupsos height
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