Slive meaning

(obsolete or dialectal) To cut; split; separate.
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(dialectal) A slice or sliver; slip, chip.
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(obsolete or dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To cut or slice something off; separate by slicing.
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(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep.
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Origin of slive

  • From Middle English sliven, from Old English slīfan (“to cleave, split”), from Proto-Germanic *slībaną (“to split”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (“to cut”).

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  • Perhaps related to slip.

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