skive

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See also: šķīve and šķīvē

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from French esquiver(slink away).

Verb[edit]

skive ‎(third-person singular simple present skives, present participle skiving, simple past and past participle skived)

  1. (Britain) To avoid one's lessons or, sometimes, work. Chiefly at school or university.
    • 2006, The Economist, Young offenders: Arrested development
      Truancies, rather bewilderingly, have risen among children on the programme; the government hopes this is because children skive more as they get older.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Dutch schijf(slice)[1], probably influenced by shive.

Cognate to English shive, German Scheibe(slice), Old Norse skífa(to cut into slices, slice).

Noun[edit]

skive ‎(plural skives)

  1. The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

Verb[edit]

skive ‎(third-person singular simple present skives, present participle skiving, simple past and past participle skived)

  1. To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=qIsDdUSYJMIC

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

skive c (singular definite skiven, plural indefinite skiver)

  1. slice, shive

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skífa

Noun[edit]

skive m, f ‎(definite singular skiva or skiven, indefinite plural skiver, definite plural skivene)

  1. a disc (UK) or disk (US)
  2. a washer (small disc with a hole in the middle)
  3. a slice (e.g. slice of bread)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skífa

Noun[edit]

skive f ‎(definite singular skiva, indefinite plural skiver, definite plural skivene)

  1. a disc (UK) or disk (US)
  2. a washer (as above)
  3. a slice (e.g. slice of bread)

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