Eave



[eev] /iv/

noun
1.
Usually, eaves. the overhanging lower edge of a roof.
2.
Often, eaves. the overhanging edge of anything, as a hat.
n.

1570s, from Southwest Midlands dialectal eovese (singular), from Old English efes “edge of a roof,” also “edge of a forest,” from Proto-Germanic *ubaswa-/*ubiswa (cf. Old Frisian ose “eaves,” Old High German obasa “porch, hall, roof,” German Obsen, Old Norse ups, Gothic ubizwa “porch;” German oben “above”), from the root of over. Treated as plural and a new singular form eave emerged 16c.

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