Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

RIEVE, n. A bank of snow, a wreath. Dmf. 1843–45 Trans. Highl. Soc. 49:
It is by the rieves of snow thereby accumulated that his flock is overwhelmed.

[An altered form of Wreath. See V, letter.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Rieve n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Jan 2022 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: