rivel

verb
riv·​el | \ ˈrivəl \
riveled or rivelled; riveled or rivelled; riveling or rivelling\ -​v(ə)liŋ \; rivels

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rivel

noun
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plural -s

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History and Etymology for rivel

Verb

Middle English rivelen, from Old English gehriflian; akin to Low German riffel furrow, Middle Dutch riven to rake, rive rake, Old Frisian rīve rake, Old Norse hrīfa to rake, and probably to Old English sceran to cut, shear

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“Rivel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rivel. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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