Definition of mischieve in English:

mischieve

Pronunciation /mɪsˈtʃiːv/

verb

Scottish
  • To do physical or bodily harm to; to wound, hurt. Also reflexive.

Origin

Middle English (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Old French meschever (transitive) to fail in, come to grief over (something), (intransitive) to be unfortunate, suffer misfortune, although the correspondence in senses is not exact, and the French word is apparently not found later than the early 14th century.