Well, it’s Shrove Tuesday and we all know what that means (…actually, I don’t). You know, to shrove, the past tense of shrive (it’s like dive). It’s the act of shriving. To have shriven… Maybe it’s an adjective. My shriven stomach. Yeah, that’s probably it (maybe I should google it).
shrovenshrove [ʃrouv]the first day of Shrovetide.nShrove ˈTuesdaythe last day of Shrovetide, when people traditionally eat pancakes.nShrovetidethe three days before Ash Wednesday.
shrove [ʃrəʊv]vb(Christian Religious Writings / Theology) a past tense of shrive
shrive (shrv)v. shrove (shrv) or shrived, shriv·en (shrvn) or shrived, shriv·ing, shrivesv.tr.1. To hear the confession of and give absolution to (a penitent).2. To obtain absolution for (oneself) by confessing and doing penance.v.intr. Archaic1. To make or go to confession.2. To hear confessions.