Reave



[reev] /riv/

verb (used with object), reaved or reft, reaving. Archaic.
1.
to take away by or as by force; plunder; rob.
[reev] /riv/
verb (used with or without object), reaved or reft, reaving.
1.
Archaic. to rend; break; tear.
/riːv/
verb (archaic) reaves, reaving, reaved, reft (rɛft)
1.
to carry off (property, prisoners, etc) by force
2.
(transitive) foll by of. to deprive; strip See also reive
/riːv/
verb reaves, reaving, reaved, reft (rɛft)
1.
(archaic) to break or tear (something) apart; cleave
v.

Old English reafian “to rob (something from someone), plunder, pillage,” from Proto-Germanic *raubjon (cf. Old Frisian ravia, Middle Dutch roven, Dutch rooven, Old High German roubon, German rauben), from PIE *reup- “to snatch” (see rip (v.)). Related: Reaved; reaving.

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