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shive

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Etymology 1Edit

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A parallel form of sheave, from a Proto-Germanic base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with German Scheibe, late Old Norse skífa (slice), brauðskífa (slice of bread) (whence Danish skive (disc, slice)), Dutch schijf (disc, slice).

NounEdit

shive (plural shives)

  1. A slice, especially of bread.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
  2. (obsolete) A sheave.
  3. A beam or plank of split wood.
  4. A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
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Etymology 2Edit

From a Proto-Germanic base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with German Schebe, Dutch scheef.

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shive (plural shives)

  1. (obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
  2. (paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
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Etymology 3Edit

Variant of shiv.

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shive (plural shives)

  1. Alternative form of shiv.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
      So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.

Etymology 4Edit

See shiva

NounEdit

shive

  1. Alternative spelling of shiva.
    • 2010, William Labov, A Life of Learning
      There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
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