From Middle English riveling, reviling, from Old English rifeling, hrifeling (“a shoe or sandal of raw hide, a kind of shoe or sandal”), from Proto-Germanic *hrefilingaz (“shoe”), from Proto-Germanic base *href-, *hraf- (“covering, shoe”), from Proto-Indo-European *kerwp-, *krēp- (“cloth, rag, lobe, fold, shoe”). Cognate with Scots rivellin, rilling, rullion (“a shoe of rawhide”), French ravelin ("shoe of rawhide"; < Germanic), Old Norse hriflingr (“leather shoe”), Latin carpisculum (“a kind of shoe, base, groundwork”), Latvian kurpe (“shoe”), Lithuanian kurpe (“one who repairs shoes, cobbler”), Welsh crydd (“shoemaker”).
- A wrinkle.
From Middle English riveling, from rivelen (“to wrinkle”). More at rivel.
- Present participle of rivel.