Dave vs Drave - What's the difference?
As a verb dave
is to assuage; soften; mitigate; relieve; calm; alleviate (pain).
As a proper noun drave is
(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.
* 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.