ETYM Old Eng. schivere, from shive; cf. German schifer a splinter, slate, Old High Germ. scivere a splinter, Dan. and Swed. skifer a slate. Related to Shive, Skever.
1. Trembling or shaking.
2. A small fragment or shard.
ETYM Old Eng. chiveren, cheveren; of uncertain origin. This word seems to have been confused with shiver to shatter.
To shake, as from cold or fear; SYN. shudder, dither.