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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Definitions for daven

  1. to pray.

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Citations for daven
There, day or night, everyone — the men, the women, even the children — could daven nonstop. Erica Lann-Clark, "The Goats Know the Way," The Healing Heart, 2003
Every morning he wakes early to daven outside, facing Jerusalem. When I watch him from the window, I regret having taught him to sound out the Hebrew letters when he was only five. Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Origin of daven
Daven entered English in the mid-nineteenth century from Yiddish.