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da·ven

 (dä′vən)
intr.v. da·vened, da·ven·ing, da·vens
To recite Jewish liturgical prayers.

[Yiddish davnen, of unknown origin.]

da′ven·er n.

daven

(ˈdɑvən) or

doven

vb (intr)
1. (Judaism) to pray
2. (Judaism) to lead prayers
[from Yiddish]

da•ven

or do•ven

(ˈdɑ vən)

v.i.
to recite the Jewish prayers.
[< Yiddish davnen, dovnen]

daven


Past participle: davenned
Gerund: davenning

Imperative
daven
daven
Present
I daven
you daven
he/she/it davens
we daven
you daven
they daven
Preterite
I davenned
you davenned
he/she/it davenned
we davenned
you davenned
they davenned
Present Continuous
I am davenning
you are davenning
he/she/it is davenning
we are davenning
you are davenning
they are davenning
Present Perfect
I have davenned
you have davenned
he/she/it has davenned
we have davenned
you have davenned
they have davenned
Past Continuous
I was davenning
you were davenning
he/she/it was davenning
we were davenning
you were davenning
they were davenning
Past Perfect
I had davenned
you had davenned
he/she/it had davenned
we had davenned
you had davenned
they had davenned
Future
I will daven
you will daven
he/she/it will daven
we will daven
you will daven
they will daven
Future Perfect
I will have davenned
you will have davenned
he/she/it will have davenned
we will have davenned
you will have davenned
they will have davenned
Future Continuous
I will be davenning
you will be davenning
he/she/it will be davenning
we will be davenning
you will be davenning
they will be davenning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been davenning
you have been davenning
he/she/it has been davenning
we have been davenning
you have been davenning
they have been davenning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been davenning
you will have been davenning
he/she/it will have been davenning
we will have been davenning
you will have been davenning
they will have been davenning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been davenning
you had been davenning
he/she/it had been davenning
we had been davenning
you had been davenning
they had been davenning
Conditional
I would daven
you would daven
he/she/it would daven
we would daven
you would daven
they would daven
Past Conditional
I would have davenned
you would have davenned
he/she/it would have davenned
we would have davenned
you would have davenned
they would have davenned
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