Ste"ven (?), n. [AS. stefn, stemn, voice; akin to D. stem, G. stimme, Goth. stibna.]
Voice; speech; language.
[Obs. or Scot.]
Ye have as merry a steven
As any angel hath that is in heaven.
An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.
To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]
They setten steven for to meet
To playen at the dice.
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