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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin Ēva, Hēva, from Hebrew ḥawwâ, living, life, from ḥāyâ, to live; see ḥyw in Semitic roots.]

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A pun on eavesdropper.

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From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Εua), from Classical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwah).

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