Pronounced Pron. AY-vən
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Contributor Contrib.Piccadilly on 2/25/2010
A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".Aven is mentioned in the Bible as the once magnificent city of Heiropolis or 'city of the sun'. Forty-two miles outside of Damascus, this city is now known for the colossal ruins of its temples.