eaves [ēvz]
sing. eaveorig. sing., ME eves (pl. evesen) < OE efes, edge, border, eaves, akin to ON ups, church porch, OHG obiza, porch < IE * upes- < base * upo-, up from behind > UP1, L summus
the lower edge or edges of a roof, usually projecting beyond the sides of a building

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eaves (ēvz) pl.n.
The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.
  [Middle English eves, from Old English efes. See upo.

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