daven

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verb da·ven \ˈdä-vən, ˈdȯ-\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of daven

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to recite the prescribed prayers in a Jewish liturgy

Origin and Etymology of daven

Yiddish davnen


First Known Use: circa 1930


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