eve vs eventide what difference

what is difference between eve and eventide

English

Etymology

From a variant of the Middle English noun even (itself from Old English ǣfen), with a pre-1200 loss of the terminal ‘-n’, which was mistaken for an inflection. See also the now archaic or poetic even (evening), from the same source.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iːv/
  • Rhymes: -iːv
  • Homophones: eave, Eve

Noun

eve (plural eves)

  1. The day or night before, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
  2. (archaic, poetic) Evening, night.
  3. (figuratively) The period of time when something is just about to happen or to be introduced
    Antonyms: evening, winter

Synonyms

  • (evening): een, eventide, forenight; see also Thesaurus:evening

Derived terms

  • yestereve

Related terms

  • evening
  • even

Translations

Further reading

  • eve at OneLook Dictionary Search

References

Anagrams

  • EeV, Vee, vee

Aiwoo

Numeral

eve

  1. three

References

  • Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007), “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: “Äiwoo” in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Ewe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeve/

Numeral

eve

  1. two

Finnish

Noun

eve

  1. (slang) ecstasy (drug)

Declension

Synonyms

  • ekstaasi

Anagrams

  • vee

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

eve (present tense ever, past tense eva or evet, past participle eva or evet)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one’s feet

References

  • “eve” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: æve (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse efa, ifa. Confer also with earlier ivast.

Alternative forms

  • (verb): eva (a- and split infinitives)
    • (Aasen) æva, ivast
  • (noun): (Aasen) Æve

Verb

eve (present tense evar, past tense eva, past participle eva, passive infinitive evast, present participle evande, imperative ev)

  1. (reflexive) to wait, doubt, drag one’s feet

Noun

eve m (definite singular even, indefinite plural evar, definite plural evane)

  1. doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 2

Related to eva (Etymology 2) and ev.

Alternative forms

  • eva (non-standard since 2012)

Noun

eve f (definite singular eva, indefinite plural ever, definite plural evene)

  1. trace, rest

References


Old French

Etymology

Latin aqua.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.wə/

Noun

eve f (oblique plural eves, nominative singular eve, nominative plural eves)

  1. Alternative form of iaue; water

Rapa Nui

Noun

eve

  1. buttocks

Turkish

Noun

eve

  1. singular dative of ev


English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English ǣfentīd, derived from ǣfen (evening) + tīd (time)

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈiːvənˌtaɪd/

Noun

eventide (plural eventides)

  1. (archaic, poetic) evening

Synonyms

  • eve, even, forenight; see also Thesaurus:evening

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