Aver vs Avulse - What's the difference?

aver | avulse |


As a noun aver

is ice-floe.

As a verb avulse is

(medicine) to tear off forcibly.

aver

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) aveir ((etyl) avoir), substantive use of the verb, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

  • to assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
  • * 1663 ,
  • Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd , \ He made use only of his beard.
  • * 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third :
  • The Devil, I safely can aver , / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
  • * 1939 (MGM/Warner Home Video)
  • As Coroner, I must aver , I thoroughly examined her.
  • * 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.
  • (legal) To prove or justify a plea.
  • (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
  • Etymology 3

    Related to .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    avulse

    English

    Verb

    (avuls)
  • (medicine) To tear off forcibly.
  • * 1997 , Manual of nail disease and surgery (ISBN 0-86542-638-4), chapter 7, page 70:
  • An alternative is to avulse the nail of the second or third toe [...]
  • * 2004 , Shoulder Surgery (ISBN 0-7216-9598-1), chapter 10, page 122:
  • [...] the resulting tension in the restraining ligament would be 600 pounds, sufficient to avulse the ligament.