yive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yiven, from Old English ġiefan, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰab(ʰ)-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yive (third-person singular simple present yives, present participle yiving, simple past yave, past participle yiven)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To give.
    • (Can we [[:Category:Requests for quotation/John Gower|find and add]] a quotation of John Gower to this entry?)[[Category:Requests for quotation/John Gower|YIVE]]:
      To yive a man so litel thing / It were unworschipe in a king.