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From Old English sipian , related to seep.
- around 888 AD, K Aelfred, translation of Boethius, Chapter 33, para.5 ,
- "Seo eore hit helt & be sumum dæle swil, & for am sype heo bi eleht."
sipe (plural sipes)
- (US) To cut grooves in tires.
- (intransitive, UK) To drain, to filter through peat or reeds; to seep.