(now rare, archaic) A snack or light refreshment between meals.
Other Word Forms of Bever
Origin of Bever
From Middle English beveren (“to tremble”), frequentative form of Old English beofian, bifian (“to tremble, be moved, shake, quake”), from Proto-Germanic *bibōną, *bibjaną (“to quake, shiver”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyǝ- (“to frighten, be afraid”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian bevern (“to shiver”), Dutch bibberen (“to shiver, quiver”), Low German beveren (“to shiver”), Dutch beven (“to quake”), German beben (“to quake, tremble”), Swedish bäva (“to quake, tremble”), Icelandic bifa (“to budge, be moved”), Latin foedus (“disgusting, shocking, abominable, heinous”).
From Old French baviere (“child's bib”), from baver (“to slaver”).
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