weyve

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

weyve (third-person singular simple present weyves, present participle weyving, simple past and past participle weyved)

  1. Obsolete form of weave.
  2. Obsolete form of waive.
    • c.1386 Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, line 1176.
      "To lyven vertuously and weyve synne"

Noun[edit]

weyve (plural weyves)

  1. (obsolete) a female outlaw
    • 1958 T.H. White, The Once and Future King, p.107
      "She was a true Weyve - except for her long hair, which most of the female outlaws in those days used to clip."

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for weyve in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman waif.

Noun[edit]

weyve

  1. Alternative form of weif

Etymology 2[edit]

From Anglo-Norman weyver.

Verb[edit]

weyve

  1. Alternative form of weyven (to avoid)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse veifa.

Verb[edit]

weyve

  1. Alternative form of weyven (to wave)