Definitions for bereave
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bereave.
deprive through death
To deprive by or as if by violence; rob; strip.
To take away by destroying, impairing, or spoiling; take away by violence.
To deprive of power; prevent.
To take away someone or something important or close; deprive.
To destroy life; cut off.
Etymology: From bereven, from bereafian and bereofan; both equivalent to. Cognate with beroven, berauben, berove, berove, berova.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
preter. I bereaved, or bereft.
Etymology: bereofian , Saxon.
Madam, you have bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins. William Shakespeare, M. of V.
That when thou com’st to kneel at Henry’s feet,
Thou may’st bereave him of his wits with wonder. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. i.
There was never a prince bereaved of his dependences by his council, except there hath been either an overgreatness in one counsellor. Francis Bacon, Essays.
The sacred priests with ready knives bereave
The beasts of life. John Dryden, Æneid.
To deprive us of metals, is to make us mere savages; it is to bereave us of all arts and sciences, of history and letters, nay of revealed religion too, that inestimable favour of heaven. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
Bereave me not,
Whereon I live! thy gentle looks, thy aid,
Thy counsel, in this uttermost distress. Parad. Lost, b. x.
All your interest in those territories
Is utterly bereft you, all is lost. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.
to make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away
to take away from
to take away
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-rēv′, v.t. to rob a person of anything valued: to leave destitute:—pa.t. and pa.p. bereaved′—the latter also Bereft′.—adj. Bereaved′, robbed by death of some dear relative or friend.—n. Bereave&prprime;ment, the fact or state of being so bereaved. [A.S. beréafian, to plunder. See Reave.]
The numerical value of bereave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of bereave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- отнемам, лишавам отBulgarian
- despojar, arrebatar, desposeer, privarSpanish
- svipta ástvinum, ræna, sviptaIcelandic
- privo, spolioLatin
- beroven, ontnemenDutch
- zabierać, odbierać, pozbawiaćPolish
- лишать, отниматьRussian
- frånta, berövaSwedish
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