slive

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sliven, from Old English slīfan (to cleave, split), from Proto-Germanic *slībaną (to split), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut).

Verb[edit]

slive (third-person singular simple present slives, present participle sliving, simple past slove or slived, past participle sliven or slived)

  1. (transitive, obsolete or dialectal) To cut; split; separate.
  2. (transitive, obsolete or dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To cut or slice something off; separate by slicing.

Noun[edit]

slive (plural slives)

  1. (dialectal) A slice or sliver; slip, chip.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps related to slip.

Verb[edit]

slive (third-person singular simple present slives, present participle sliving, simple past and past participle slived)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep.
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