Present participle of rivel.
Origin of Riveling
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”).
From Middle English riveling, from rivelen (“to wrinkle”). More at rivel.
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