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English

Etymology 1

From Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] habere.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈeɪvə/

Noun

Singular
aver

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
  2. (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.

Etymology 2

From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus ‘true’.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to aver

Third person singular
avers

Simple past
averred

Past participle
-

Present participle
averring

to aver (third-person singular simple present avers, present participle averring, simple past and past participle averred)
  1. To assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
    • 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third:
      The Devil, I safely can aver, / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
    • 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums, ISBN 0-88192-374-5:
      Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
  2. (law) To prove or justify a plea.
  3. (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
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Corsican

Verb

aver

  1. have

Conjugation

infinitive aver
present participle avendu
past participle avutu
Present indicative Past indicative Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
First-person singular aghju avia abbia avissi
Second-person singular ai, ha avii abbia avissi, avisse
Third-person singular avia abbia avissi
First-person plural avemu aviamu abbiamu avissimu
Second-person plural avete aviate abbiate avissite
Third-person plural anu avianu abbianu avissinu

Italian

Verb

aver

  1. Apocopic form of avere.

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