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)-. Doublet of give, from Old Norse.

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 find and add a quotation of John Gower to this entry?):
      To yive a man so litel thing / It were unworschipe in a king.