masculine Clive

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old english (anglo-saxon)
Name Root:
*klibą > CLIF
It is an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) pre-7th-century surname, from the Old English “clif,” from the Proto-Germanic “*klibą” meaning “a cliff; a group of rocks or crag.” There are two possible interpretations; firstly, the surname may be a place name from “cliff” in Hampshire and Warwickshire, north and south Cliff in the east riding of Yorkshire, Cliffe in Kent, King’s Cliffe in Northamptonshire, or Cliffe in the north riding of Yorkshire. The name means “slope, bank, cliff.” The Old English (Anglo-Saxon) word was used not only in the sense of the modern English “cliff” but also of much gentler slopes, and frequently also of a riverbank. Clivia is a genus of flowering plants native to southern Africa (only in South Africa and Swaziland). Common names are Natal lily or bush lily. The genus name is a tribute to Lady Clive, Duchess of Northumberland.



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