Dave vs Drave - What's the difference?

dave | drave |

As a verb dave

is to assuage; soften; mitigate; relieve; calm; alleviate (pain).

As a proper noun drave is




Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of the male given name David.
  • * 1994 , The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays , Counterpoint Press 2004, ISBN 1582433135, page 169, 170:
  • David, with its final "d", sounds finished and complete, whereas Dave' just kind of hangs there in the air, indefinitely. - - - Worse, if your name is ' Dave , the only possible nickname is "Davey", which makes you sound like you should be wearing a coonskin cap.




  • (archaic) (drive)
  • * 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Howli Thana’, Black and White , Folio Society 2005, p. 387:
  • I do not know its name, but the Sahib sat in the midst of three silver wheels that made no creaking, and drave them with his legs, prancing like a bean-fed horse—thus.