Used to express good wishes on meeting or parting.
1(also Ave)short for Ave Maria‘Thus these texts alone cannot constitute the source for the narrative meditations linked to the Ave prayer that appeared in later rosaries.’
- ‘Regionally, the Ave prayer is beginning to replace the Paternoster.’
- ‘It was thought that Mary loved hearing the Ave prayer because it reminded her of her happiness at the Incarnation.’
2literary A shout of welcome or farewell.
Middle English from Latin, ‘fare well!’, singular imperative of avere.
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