keeve

noun \ˈkēv\
variants: or

kieve

\ˈkēv\

Definition of keeve

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a tub or vat especially for liquids (as a bleaching kier or dolly tub)

  2. 2 British :  a rock basin hollowed out by water

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Origin and Etymology of keeve

Middle English kive, keve, from Old English cȳf, probably borrowed in prehistoric times from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cupia, from Latin cupa tub, vat


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