Complete Definition of "Eve"

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Etymology
From AGr. polytonic|Εὕα (Heua) < Hebrew חוה|חַוָּה (havah) = 'life; living one; lively; giving life'.

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. According to the Bible and Qur'an, the first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
  2. given name|female|from Hebrew|.

Quotations
1611 — w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible (King James)/Genesis|Genesis 3:20
:And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
1904 — w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain, s:Extracts from Adam's Diary|Extracts from Adam's Diary
:After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

Translations
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Amharic: ሕይዋን (Hiywan)
Arabic: ARchar|حواء (ħawwā’)
Bosnian: Eva f
Catalan: Eva
Croatian: Eva f
Czech: Eva#Czech|Eva f
Danish: Eva
Dutch: Eva
Ewe: Xawa
Finnish: Eeva
French: Ève f
German: #German|Eva
Greek: Εύα (Eva) f, Εύη (Evi) f
Ancient Greek: polytonic|Εὕα (Heua) f
Hebrew: חוה|חַוָּה (Havah)
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Icelandic: #Icelandic|Eva
Indonesian: Hava
Irish: Eábha
Italian: Eva
Kurdish: Hawa f
Latin: Eva
Lithuanian: Ieva
Norwegian: #Norwegian|Eva
Polish: Ewa f
Russian: Ева f
Scottish Gaelic: Eubha
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: Ева f
:Roman: Eva f
Spanish: Eva#Spanish|Eva
Swedish: #Swedish|Eva
Turkish: Hava
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Related terms
Eva, Evie, Evy, Eveleen, Evelyn, Evelynn

See also
Abel
Adam
Cain
Chaim, Haim
Lilith
Zoë

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Category:English proper nouns
Category:Female given names

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