cleofan

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*glewbʰ-

From Proto-Germanic *kleubaną, from Proto-Indo-European *glewbʰ- ‎(cut, carve). Germanic cognates include Old Saxon kliovan, Middle Dutch clieven (Dutch klieven), Old High German klioban, Old Norse kljúfa.The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γλύφω ‎(glúphō, carve), Latin glūbō ‎(strip the bark off a tree), Russian глубокий ‎(glubokij, deep).

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VerbEdit

clēofan

  1. to cleave, to split
    Bordweall clufon aforan Eadweardes. Edward’s sons clove the shield-wall. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicles)

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