gave

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English ġæf, ġeaf.

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gave

  1. simple past tense of give
    • c. 1471, An English Chronicle, 1377-1461:
      there the erl of Dunbar becam his manne, and the kyng yaf him the Counte of Richemunde.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, part 1:
      I gaue thee Life, and rescu'd thee from Death.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
      The superior degree of confidence towards Harriet, which this one article marked, gave her severe pain.
    • 2011, Bob Woffinden, The Guardian, 31 Jul 2011:
      With the Oxford canal at the bottom of his garden, regular canoeing excursions gave him enormous pleasure.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjǫf, from Proto-Germanic *gebō.

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gave c (definite singular gaven, indefinite plural gaver, definite plural gaverne)

  1. gift, present
  2. gift (a talent or natural ability)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch gave, from Old Dutch gāva, from Proto-Germanic *gēbō, ablaut variant of *gebō.

Noun[edit]

gave f (plural gaven or gaves, diminutive gavetje n or gaafje n)

  1. A gift, donation, present
  2. A gift, talent
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gave

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of geven

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gave

  1. Inflected form of gaaf

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

gave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gaver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of gaver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of gaver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of gaver
  5. second-person singular imperative of gaver

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Noun[edit]

gave m, f (definite singular gava or gaven, indefinite plural gaver, definite plural gavene)

  1. a present or gift (something given to someone, e.g. for Christmas or a birthday)
  2. a gift (a talent or natural ability)

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