Cleave vs Clave - What's the difference?

cleave | clave |


As verbs the difference between cleave and clave

is that cleave is to split or sever something with, or as if with, a sharp instrument or cleave can be to cling, adhere or stick fast to something; used with to or unto while clave is .

As a noun cleave

is (technology) flat, smooth surface produced by cleavage, or any similar surface produced by similar techniques, as in glass.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cleave

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) cleven, from the (etyl) strong verb .

Verb

  • To split or sever something with, or as if with, a sharp instrument.
  • The wings cleaved the foggy air.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.
  • (mineralogy) To break a single crystal (such as a gemstone or semiconductor wafer) along one of its more symmetrical crystallographic planes (often by impact), forming facets on the resulting pieces.
  • To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting.
  • The truck cleaved a path through the ice.
  • (chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
  • To split.
  • (mineralogy) Of a crystal, to split along a natural plane of division.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (technology) Flat, smooth surface produced by cleavage, or any similar surface produced by similar techniques, as in glass.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) cleofian, from (etyl) . Cognates include German kleben, Dutch kleven.

    Verb

    (cleav)
  • To cling, adhere or stick fast to something; used with to or unto.
  • clave

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (cleave)
  • * , Genesis, 22:3
  • And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
  • * , Ruth 1:14
  • And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1868
  • , author=Thomas Malory , title=Le Morte D'Arthur , chapter=11 , url= , isbn= , page= , passage=Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him, and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder.}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) clave, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (musical instruments) One half of a set of claves, a percussion instrument consisting of two sticks, one of which is used to strike the other.
  • (music) A characteristic pattern of beats, especially the 3-2 son clave.
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