Shrive vs Shriven - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shrive and shriven
is that shrive
is (transitive|and|intransitive) to hear or receive a confession (of sins etc) while shriven
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* shrieve (obsolete)
(transitive, and, intransitive) To hear or receive a confession (of sins etc.)
- Doubtless he shrives this woman, / Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
To prescribe penance or absolution.
(intransitive, or, reflexive) To confess, and receive absolution.
- Till my guilty soul be shriven .
- "Twas a good thought, boy, to come here and'' ''shrive ", - The Croppy Boy, trad Irish song.
* Shrove Monday
* Shrove Sunday
* Shrove Tuesday