Clive meaning

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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) Baron Clive of Plassey 1725-74; Brit. soldier & statesman: established Brit. control of India.
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(intransitive) To climb; ascend.
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A topographic surname​ - someone who lived near a cliff (Old English clif).
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A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.
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A city in Iowa.
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A town in New Zealand.
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A village in Shropshire, England.
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A village in Alberta.
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Origin of clive

  • From Middle English cliven, from Old English clīfan (“to cleave, adhere, stick”), from Proto-Germanic *klībaną (“to glue, stick”), from Proto-Indo-European *gleybʰ- (“to lubricate, stick”). Cognate with Dutch kleven (“to adhere, stick”), German kleben (“to adhere, stick”), Swedish kliva (“to climb, stalk”), Icelandic klífa (“to climb, ascend”).

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  • From Middle English cliven, from Old Norse klyfja, klufða (“to split, chop, cleave”), from Proto-Germanic *kleubaną (“to split, pick”), from Proto-Indo-European *glewbʰ- (“to cut, carve, peel”). Cognate with Old English clēofan (“to cleave, split, separate”). More at cleave.

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  • From Middle English, from Old English clife (“clifers (cleavers), burdock”). Cognate with Middle Dutch kleve, klijve (“burdock”), Middle Low German klive (“burdock”).

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