bive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bivien, beofian, from Old English bifian, beofian ‎(to tremble, be moved, shake, quake), from Proto-Germanic *bibōną, *bibjaną ‎(to quake, shiver), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyǝ- ‎(to frighten, be afraid). Cognate with Dutch beven ‎(to quake), German beben ‎(to quake, tremble), Swedish bäva ‎(to quake, tremble), Icelandic bifa ‎(to budge, be moved), Latin foedus ‎(disgusting, shocking, abominable, heinous). More at bever.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

bive ‎(third-person singular simple present bives, present participle biving, simple past and past participle bived)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To shake; tremble.

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Noun[edit]

bive

  1. dative singular of biv