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10 January 2006 @ 11:53 am
Ave Maria  
What does the "ave" mean in "Ave Maria"?
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Brettwakko on January 10th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hail or Farewell.

Ave is a statement of greeting or parting (leave-taking).

It's not so much a statment of praise as it is a hello.
chronivorechronivore on January 10th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Both "hello" & "goodbye"..

thus "Aloha Maria"

Though when I brought this up to a priest when I was pup I was told that it means "glorious welcoming"