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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    nothingness; vanity. (1.) Hosea speaks of the "high places of
    Aven" (10:8), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it
    Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of vanity" (4:15), on account of the
    golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28).
      (2.) Translated by the LXX. "On" in Ezek. 30:17. The Egyptian
    Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.).
      (3.) In Amos 1:5 it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Aven, iniquity; force; riches; sorrow