From Middle English todriven, from Old English tōdrīfan (“to drive away, repel”), from Proto-Germanic *tōdrībaną (“to drive apart”), equivalent to to- + drive. Cognate with Old Frisian todrīva, Middle High German zetrīben (“to drive asunder”).
todrive (third-person singular simple present todrives, present participle todriving, simple past todrove, past participle todriven)
- (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To scatter.
- 1895, Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris, The Saga Library:
- Swift was the flight todriven; The Hord lord singed houses.