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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English yiven, from Old English ġiefan, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰebʰ-e-ti, from *gʰebʰ- (to give, move). Doublet of give, from Old Norse.

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

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To give.
    • 1393, John Gower, Confessio Amantis, lines 2129-2130:
      To yive a man so litel thing / It were unworschipe in a king.

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