reive

[ reev ]
/ riv /

verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to rob; plunder.

Origin of reive

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1

Related forms

reiv·er, noun
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reive

/ (riːv) /

verb

(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid

Derived Forms

reiver, noun

Word Origin for reive

variant of reave 1
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