Tiver meaning

A kind of ochre used for marking sheep in some parts of England.
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To mark with tiver, as sheep.
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Origin of tiver

  • From Middle English *tever, teapor, from Old English tēafor (“red, red lead, vermilion, purple; a material used in making salve; pigment, salve”), from Proto-Germanic *taubrą (“magic, sorcery”). Cognate with Dutch toverij (“sorcery, witchcraft”), German Zauber (“magic”), Icelandic töfrar (“magic, spells”).

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  • From Middle English *teveren, from Old English tēofrian, tȳfrian (“to mark in red or purple, colour; depict, portray”), from tēafor.

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