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rive

 (rīv)
v. rived, riv·en (rĭv′ən) also rived, riv·ing, rives
v.tr.
1. To rend or tear apart.
2. To break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder.
3. To break or distress (the spirit, for example).
v.intr.
To be or become split.

[Middle English riven, from Old Norse rīfa.]

riven

(ˈrɪvən)
adj
literary torn apart; damaged

riv•en

(ˈrɪv ən)

v.
1. a pp. of rive.
adj.
2. rent or split apart.
3. split radially, as a log.
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riven

adjective torn apart, split, rent, ruptured, ripped apart, torn asunder The party was riven with factional fighting.
Translations

riven

[ˈrɪvən] ADJ & PT, PP (liter) → rajado, hendido
riven bydesgarrado por, dividido por, escindido por

riven

[ˈrɪvən] adj (old) (frm) riven byspaccato/a in due da
References in classic literature ?
To friends above, from fiends below, the indignant ghost is riven - "From Hell unto a high estate far up within the Heaven - "From grief and groan, to a golden throne, beside the King of Heaven.
The mountains looked surpassingly lovely, clad as they were in living, green; ribbed with lava ridges; flecked with white cottages; riven by deep chasms purple with shade; the great slopes dashed with sunshine and mottled with shadows flung from the drifting squadrons of the sky, and the superb picture fitly crowned by towering peaks whose fronts were swept by the trailing fringes of the clouds.
Below this is a level stratum of rock, riven occasionally by frightful chasms.
He sat there like a man turned to stone, his forehead riven by one deep line, his straight firm mouth set close and hard.
They'd be riven to bits, ere ever they'd be different.
But nothing could be done until the rainy season had fairly set in; until the long-looked-for element that was to magically separate the gold from the dross in those dull mounds of dust and gravel had come of its own free will, and in its own appointed channels, independent of the feeble auxiliaries that had hopelessly riven the rocks on the hillside, or hung incomplete and unfinished in lofty scaffoldings above the settlement.
He's forgotten all I've done for him, and made on him, and goan and riven up a whole row o' t' grandest currant-trees i' t' garden
WILLIE MULLINS yesterday reported that Riven Light's Australian adventure is over after the five-year-old returned injured following the Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield yesterday.
This second book of The Riven Chronicles is packed with action, but knowledge of the first book is helpful for understanding the full story.
5) Construction of High Level Bridge cum stop dam Across Riven on Banoli-Banskund Road at RD 200 M.
Riki Hall, 32, and six-yearold epilepsy sufferer Riven were left by Sheila Cooke in sleet on a country road a mile from their house after an emergency hospital visit.
Riki Hall, 32, had to carry Riven, six, through the water on a country road which the driver said was too deep for the cab.