Slive vs Swive - What's the difference?

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In dialectal|lang=en terms the difference between slive and swive

is that slive is (dialectal) a slice or sliver; , chip while swive is (dialectal) to cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest.

As verbs the difference between slive and swive

is that 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 while swive is to copulate with (a woman).

As a noun slive

is (dialectal) a slice or sliver; , chip.

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.
  • Anagrams

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    swive

    English

    Verb

    (swiv)
  • To copulate with (a woman).
  • * c.1674 , John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, A Satyr on Charles II
  • 'Tis sure the sauciest prick that e'er did swive
  • * 2005 , Sophia B. Johnson, Risk Everything :
  • “You were in such heat to swive me, you tore the clothes from your body.”
  • * 2008 , Sarah McKerrigan, Lady Danger :
  • He didn't intend to swive her here in the tiltyard, did he? Surely he was not so heathen as that.
  • * 2009 , Bernard Cornwell, Gallows Thief :
  • His mother was a holy damned fool and swiving her was like rogering a prayerful mouse, and the bloody fool thinks he's taken after her, but he hasn't.
  • (dialectal) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest.
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, Agricultural Surveys: pts. 1-2. South Wales (1815) , page 426
  • The cradled scythes of the Vale of Towey were scarcely known in the Vale of Teivy; and the swiving method of reaping wheat in the latter, was as little known in the former ...
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, General view of the agriculture and domestic economy of South Wales, Volume 1 , page 425
  • Swiving is a method first adopted apparently in Cardiganshire ...
  • * 1905 , Joseph Wright, English Dialect Dictionary , page 893
  • swive' ... to cut grain or beans with a broad hook; to mow with a reaping-hook ... "swiver": a reaper who "' swives " the grain
  • * 1929 , Mary Gladys Meredith Webb, Precious Bane
  • We started swiving , that is reaping, at the beginning of August-month, and we left the stooks [stalks] standing in the fields ...
  • * 1955 , Ceredigion Historical Society, Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Association - Volumes 2-3 , page 160
  • Moreover, according to Walter Davies "swiving " was a method of reaping first adopted in Cardiganshire.

    Derived terms

    * (l) (noun)

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