Origin of shiveMiddle English shive from Old English an unverified form scife, akin to German scheibe, disk, slice from Indo-European an unverified form skeip- from an unverified form skei-, to cut: see ship
A parallel form of sheave, from a Proto-Germanic base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with German Scheibe, late Old Norse skÃfa (“slice"), brauÃ°skÃfa (“slice of bread") (whence Danish skive (“disc, slice")), Dutch schijf (“disc, slice").
- (paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
- Alternative form of shiv.
Variant of shiv.
- Alternative spelling of shiva.