Cleaves vs Claves - What's the difference?

cleaves | claves |


As a verb cleaves

is (cleave).

As a noun claves is

(musical instruments) claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.

cleaves

English

Verb

(head)
  • (cleave)

  • 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.
  • claves

    English

    (wikipedia claves)

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (musical instruments) Claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.
  • Usage notes

    One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.

    See also

    * rhythm sticks

    Anagrams

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