Shive vs Slive - What's the difference?
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
A slice, especially of bread.
* 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
(obsolete) A sheave.
A beam or plank of split wood.
A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- 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.
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.
(obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
Variant of shiv.
* 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.
* 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.
* sit shive
From (etyl) sliven, from (etyl) .
(transitive, obsolete, or, dialectal) To cut; split; separate.
(transitive, obsolete, or, dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) To cut or slice something off; separate by slicing.
(dialectal) A slice or sliver; , chip.
Perhaps related to (l).
(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep.