shrove

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ʃrəʊv/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(shrōv)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shrove  (shrōv),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. Religiona pt. of  shrive. 
  • Middle English shroof, Old English scrāf

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shrove /ʃrəʊv/ vb
  1. a past tense of shrive
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shrive  (shrīv),USA pronunciation v.,  shrove  or shrived, shriv•en  or shrived, shriv•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Religionto impose penance on (a sinner).
  2. Religionto grant absolution to (a penitent).
  3. Religionto hear the confession of (a person).

v.i. Archaic. 
  1. Religionto hear confessions.
  2. Religionto go to or make confession;
    confess one's sins, as to a priest.
  • bef. 900; Middle English shriven, schrifen, Old English scrīfan to prescribe, cognate with German schreiben to write Latin scrībere; see scribe1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shrive /ʃraɪv/ vb (shrives, shriving, shrove, shrived, shriven /ˈʃrɪvən/, shrived) chiefly
  1. to hear the confession of (a penitent)
  2. (transitive) to impose a penance upon (a penitent) and grant him sacramental absolution
  3. (intransitive) to confess one's sins to a priest in order to obtain sacramental forgiveness
Etymology: Old English scrīfan, from Latin scrībere to write

ˈshriver n
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