to-cleve

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tocleven, from Old English tōclēofan (to cleave apart, cleave in two), equivalent to to- +‎ cleve (to cleave). Cognate with English tocleave. More at to-, cleave.

Verb[edit]

tae to-cleve (third-person singular simple present to-cleves, present participle to-clevin, simple past to-claif, past participle to-claif)

  1. To split asunder.