Aver vs Laver - What's the difference?

aver | laver |


As nouns the difference between aver and laver

is that aver is ice-floe while laver is a red alga of the genus porphyra or laver can be a basin for washing.

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

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    laver

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (see below).

    Noun

  • A red alga of the genus Porphyra .
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) laveoir, from (etyl) lavatorium. Compare (lavatory).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A basin for washing.
  • * , II.xii:
  • Infinit streames continually did well / Out of this fountaine, sweet and faire to see, / The which into an ample lauer fell
  • One who laves; a washer.
  • That which washes or cleanses.
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