- shropshire lad, a,
- shroud of turin,
- shrove monday,
- shrove sunday,
- shrove tuesday,
Origin of shrove
verb (used with object), shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing.
verb (used without object), shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing. Archaic.
Origin of shrive
Examples from the Web for shrove
One of the invited guests observed that it was Shrove Tuesday, and that there would be a jam of vehicles.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
On Shrove Tuesday, my sister had five attacks, which she assured me were the worst she had ever had.The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
Shrove Tuesday, or Fasten's Eve, is a day observed in many lands.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
There had been an unusual amount of talk this year about the parade on Shrove Tuesday.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
On Shrove Tuesday Kingmoor became a busy scene, and the contests created much excitement among the freemen and others.Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland|Daniel Scott
verb shrives, shriving, shrove, shrived, shriven (ˈʃrɪvən) or shrived mainly RC Church
Word Origin for shrive
"shrift, shriving," 1570s, shortened from Shrovetide (early 15c.), from schrof-, related to schrifen (see shrive). Shrove Tuesday (c.1500) is from practice of celebration and merrymaking before going to confession at the beginning of Lent.
Old English scrifan "assign, prescribe, ordain, decree; impose penance, hear confession; have regard for, care for," apparently originally "to write" (strong, past tense scraf, past participle scrifen), from West Germanic *skriban (cf. Old Saxon scriban, Old Frisian skriva "write; impose penance;" Old Dutch scrivan, Dutch schrijven, German schreiben "to write, draw, paint;" Danish skrifte "confess"), an early borrowing from Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)), which in Old English and Scandinavian developed further to "confess, hear confession."