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n. "An expert or connoisseur; a specialist." (JPS)
"She's a maven of the history of the synagogue."
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Yiddish מבֿין meyvn 'expert', from Hebrew מבין mevin 'understands' (singular masculine present tense), 'one who understands'
Can be used to describe someone who claims to be an expert, even though they are not, such as "they think they're a maven in medicine because they live next door to a doctor."
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