Posted by Bookworm on January 10, 2003
In Reply to: Cleave versus cleave posted by Shirls on January 10, 2003
: Does anyone know why the
word cleave has opposite meanings? A man and wife cleave together, yet a cleaver
will split a thing apart.
: I suspect it is something to do with different roots of the word, but would like an explanation if possible.
: Many thanks
This has been discussed before.