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maven

or ma·vin

[mey-vuh n]
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noun
  1. an expert or connoisseur.
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Origin of maven

1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur
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maven

mavin

noun
  1. US an expert or connoisseur
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Word Origin

C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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Word Origin and History for maven

n.

1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally "one who understands." Plural is mayvinim.

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