Other Word Forms of Shave
Origin of Shave
From Middle English shaven, schaven, from Old English scafan (“to shave, scrape, shred, polish"), from Proto-Germanic *skabanÄ… (“to scratch"), from Proto-Indo-European *skÀbÊ°-, *skabÊ°- (“to cut, split, form, carve"). Cognate with West Frisian skave, Dutch schaven (“to shave, plane"), German schaben (“to scrape, shave"), Danish skave, Swedish skava (“to scrape, chafe"), Icelandic skafa.
Middle English shaven to scrape from Old English sceafan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English sceafa
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