Shive vs Slive - What's the difference?

shive | slive |


As nouns the difference between shive and slive

is that shive is a slice, especially of bread or shive can be (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material or shive can be or shive can be while slive is (dialectal) a slice or sliver; , chip.

As a verb slive is

(transitive|obsolete|or|dialectal) to cut; split; separate or slive can be (dialectal|northern england|scotland) to sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep.

shive

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia shive) A parallel form of (sheave), from a (etyl) base which probably existed in (etyl) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Scheibe, late (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slice, especially of bread.
  • * 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
  • In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
  • (obsolete) A sheave.
  • A beam or plank of split wood.
  • A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
  • Etymology 2

    From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
  • (paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
  • Etymology 3

    Variant of shiv.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
  • So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.

    Etymology 4

    See shiva

    Noun

  • * 2010 , , A Life of Learning
  • There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
    Derived terms
    * sit shive

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    slive

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sliven, from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • (transitive, obsolete, or, dialectal) To cut; split; separate.
  • (transitive, obsolete, or, dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) To cut or slice something off; separate by slicing.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) A slice or sliver; , chip.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps related to (l).

    Verb

  • (dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep.
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