rieve

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rieve (third-person singular simple present rieves, present participle rieving, simple past and past participle rieved)

  1. Archaic form of reave.
    • 1904, The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly (volume 9, page 208)
      The Borderers on the English side rieved, harried, and plundered each other with as much keenness and audacity as did the Scots on the other side.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rīben, from Old High German *(w)rīvan, northern variant of rīban, from Proto-West Germanic *wrīban, from Proto-Germanic *wrībaną.

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Verb[edit]

rieve (third-person singular present riev, past tense revv, past participle jerevve)

  1. (Ripuarian) to rub
  2. (Ripuarian) to grate

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