Origin of eve
Examples from the Web for eve
Liu was nearing the 20th anniversary of his arrival in America, having landed from China on Christmas Eve, 1994, at the age of 12.
Now, in the greatest age of science ever, Americans are debating whether Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is matched six months away by the festival of May Day and by the eve of Walpurgis Night which precedes it.
The escalatory ladder is far more terrifying than it was on the eve of the millennium.
When I met him, on the eve of the first debate, he was dressed in a natty gray suit and was the picture of serenity.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Eve ate that particular apple, she became aware of her own womanhood, mentally.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
I am now, after a reſidence of more than three years, amidſt the chaos of a revolution, on the eve of my departure from France.
And I let you call me Eve because you said she was the first woman man ever loved.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
On the eve of the expected conflict, the son of Ahmed Khan, with other Douranee chiefs, deserted to the royal standard.History of the War in Afghanistan, Vol. I (of 3)|Sir John William Kaye
But that evening, when Eve had said good-night and started towards her lodge, Paul rose and followed her.Jupiter Lights|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Word Origin for eve
"evening," Old English æfen, with pre-1200 loss of terminal -n (which was mistaken for an inflexion), from Proto-Germanic *æbando- (cf. Old Saxon aband, Old Frisian ewnd, Dutch avond, Old High German aband, German Abend, Old Norse aptann, Danish aften), of uncertain origin. Now superseded in its original sense by evening. Meaning "day before a saint's day or festival" is from late 13c.
fem. proper name, from Biblical first woman, Late Latin, from Hebrew Hawwah, literally "a living being," from base hawa "he lived" (cf. Arabic hayya, Aramaic hayyin).
Like most of the explanations of names in Genesis, this is probably based on folk etymology or an imaginative playing with sound. ... In the Hebrew here, the phonetic similarity is between hawah, "Eve," and the verbal root hayah, "to live." It has been proposed that Eve's name conceals very different origins, for it sounds suspiciously like the Aramaic word for "serpent." [Robert Alter, "The Five Books of Moses," 2004, commentary on Gen. iii:20]
see on the eve of.