from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, the first woman and the wife of Adam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
  • proper n. An unspecified primordial woman, from whom many or all people are descended.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A conventional name for an agent attempting to intercept a message sent by Alice that is intended for Bob.


Late Latin Ēva, Hēva, from Hebrew ḥawwâ, living, life, from ḥāyâ, to live; see ḥyw in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Εua), from Classical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwah). (Wiktionary)
A pun on eavesdropper. (Wiktionary)



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