screeve

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from Italian scrivere, from Latin scrībō (write). Doublet of shrive.

VerbEdit

screeve (third-person singular simple present screeves, present participle screeving, simple past and past participle screeved)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, slang) To write.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, slang) To draw with chalks on a pavement or sidewalk.
  3. (obsolete, Britain, slang) To write begging letters.

NounEdit

screeve (plural screeves)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, slang) A begging letter.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary
 
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Georgian მწკრივი (mc̣ḳrivi, row, series).

NounEdit

screeve (plural screeves)

  1. (grammar) In Georgian grammar, a combination of tense, aspect and mood.