reave

verb \ ˈrēv \

Definition of reave

reaved or reft play \ˈreft\; reaving
intransitive verb
transitive verb
1 archaic
a (1) : rob, despoil
(2) : to deprive one of
b : seize
2 archaic : to carry or tear away

reaver

noun

Origin and Etymology of reave

Middle English reven, from Old English rēafian; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob, Latin rumpere to break


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