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A maven is an expert. A Yiddish word, deriving from the modern Hebrew conjugation of the verb "lehavin" in its 3rd person singular in the present tense (masculin) - "mevin" (מֵבִין) - which means "to understand, to comprehend". The term may also refer to:

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  • Fred Mavin or Maven (1884–1957), English football player and manager
  • Maven (wrestler) (born 1976), American professional wrestler
  • Max Maven (1950–2022), American magician and mentalist

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