reived; reiving
: raid
reiver noun Scotland

Word History


Middle English (Scots) reifen, from Old English rēafian to rob — more at reave

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reive was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near reive

Cite this Entry

“Reive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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