The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rive \Rive\, v. t. [imp. Rived; p. p. Rived or Riven; p.
pr. & vb. n. Riving.] [Icel. r[imac]fa, akin to Sw. rifva
to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. rive to rake, pluck, tear.
Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift, Rivel.]
To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive
timber for rails or shingles.
I shall ryve him through the sides twain. --Chaucer.
The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks. --Shak.
Brutus hath rived my heart. --Shak.