Definition of Doven
1. to daven [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: daven
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Literary usage of Doven
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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... to fade, lose strength or life ; Dan. doven, sluggish, flat, stale, vapid ; Sc. daw, a sluggard, E. to daff, to daw, to daunt ; doff, a dastard, a fool, ..."
2. Northern Germany, as Far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers: Handbook by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1893)
"Omnibuses traverse the town from the Stein-Thor (PI. G, 6) to the doven-Thor (PI. C, 3). Tramways. 1. From the Market (PI. К, 4) to Horn, ..."
3. History of Pembroke, N. H.: 1730-1895 by Nathan Franklin Carter, Trueworthy Ladd Fowler (1895)
"doven road," and the bridge the " Doyen bridge," ... Franklin doven lived near the junction of this road with the old road. In 1840, a road from North ..."
4. Norwegian Grammar and Reader: With Notes and Vocabulary by Julius Emil Olson (1907)
"Ex.: doven, lazy ... Mere is used to express the comparative in a phrase like the following: Han er mere doven end syg, he is more lazy than sick. b. ..."