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Central FranconianEdit

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From Old High German gevan, northern variant of geban, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰebʰ-.



jevve (third-person singular present jitt, past tense jov, past participle jejovve or jejevve)

  1. (Ripuarian) to give
    Der hellije Zint Määtes, dat wor ne jode Mann.
    jov de Kender Kääzjer un stooch se selver an.
    Holy Saint Martin was a good man.
    He gave the children candles and lit them himself.
    (Lines from a popular song for St. Martin's Day)