Tocleave meaning

(dialectal, obsolete) To divide; split open; cleave asunder.
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(intransitive, dialectal, obsolete) To split apart; break.
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Origin of tocleave

  • From Middle English tocleven, frm Old English tōclēofan (“to split apart, cleave asunder”), from Proto-Germanic *tōkliubaną (“to split apart”), equivalent to to- +‎ cleave (“to split”). Cognate with Old High German zechluiban (“to split apart, cleave asunder”).

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