(third-person singular simple present belives, present participle beliving, simple past belove, past participle beliven)
From Middle English beliven, from Old English belīfan (“to remain”), from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną (“to remain”), from Proto-Indo-European *lip- (“to stick, glue”). Cognate with West Frisian bliuwe (“to stay”), Dutch blijven (“to remain”), German bleiben (“to remain”), Danish blive (“to be, remain”). More at leave.
(comparative more belive, superlative most belive)