rivel

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verb

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

rivel

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noun

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plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Apr. 2024.

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