cleove etymology

Middle English word cleove comes from Proto-Germanic *kluftiz ((act of) splitting.), Proto-Germanic *klībaną (To stick, cling to.), English -t

Detailed word origin of cleove

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kluftiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (act of) splitting.
*klībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stick, cling to.
-t English (eng) Forms the past tense and/or past participle of some verbs (leapt, kept, dreamt, etc).
ġeclyft Old English (ang)
*klibą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cliff, rock.
clift Middle English (enm)
clif Old English (ang) A cliff; a group of rocks or crag.
clif Middle English (enm)
cleft English (eng) A disease of horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.. A piece made by splitting.. An opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or as if by splitting.
cleove Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as cleove

Descendants of *kluftiz
Descendants of *klībaną
cleven clevien clif climben cliven clivien clumben forcleven