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Aves

[ey-veez] /ˈeɪ viz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a class of vertebrates comprising the birds.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin; Latin, plural of avis bird

ave

[ah-vey, ey-vee] /ˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi/
interjection
1.
hail; welcome.
2.
farewell; good-bye.
noun
3.
the salutation “ave.”.
4.
(initial capital letter) Ave Maria.
Origin
1200-50; Middle English < Latin: imperative 2nd singular of avēre to be well, fare well
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British Dictionary definitions for Aves

Aves

/ˈeɪviːz/
plural noun
1.
the class of vertebrates comprising the birds See bird (sense 1)
Word Origin
pl of Latin avis bird

ave

/ˈɑːvɪ; ˈɑːveɪ/
sentence substitute
1.
welcome or farewell
Word Origin
Latin

Ave1

/ˈɑːvɪ/
noun (RC Church)
1.
short for Ave Maria See Hail Mary
2.
the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of the threefold repetition of the Ave Maria in this devotion
3.
the beads of the rosary used to count the number of Ave Marias said
Word Origin
C13: from Latin: hail!

Ave2

abbreviation
1.
avenue
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Word Origin and History for Aves

ave

"hail," also "farewell," early 13c. (in reference to the Ave Maria), from Latin ave, second person singular imperative of avere "to be or fare well."

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AVE

atrioventricular extrasystole
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