shirreve

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sċīrġerēfa; equivalent to shire (shire) +‎ reve.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃireːv(ə)/, /ˈʃ(ɛ)reːv(ə)/, /ˈʃiːreːv(ə)/, /ˈʃɛriv(ə)/, /ˈʃirif(ə)/, /ˈʃɛrif(ə)/

NounEdit

shirreve (plural shireves)

  1. A sheriff; an individual responsible for a number of different tasks, including law enforcement and judicial responsibilities.
  2. Any administrative deputy or official.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sheriff, shrieve
  • Scots: shirra

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