Belive meaning

(intransitive, obsolete except in dialect) To remain, stay.
verb
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(intransitive, obsolete except in dialect) To abide, continue.
verb
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(dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Soon, presently, before long; by and by; anon.
adverb
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Origin of belive

  • 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.

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  • From Middle English belive, bilife (“actively", literally, "by life”). More at by, life.

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