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gyve

[jahyv] /dʒaɪv/ Archaic.
noun
1.
Usually, gyves. a shackle, especially for the leg; fetter.
verb (used with object), gyved, gyving.
2.
to shackle.
Origin of gyve
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English give < ?
Related forms
ungyved, adjective
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gyve

/dʒaɪv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to shackle or fetter
noun
2.
(usually pl) fetters
Word Origin
C13: of unknown origin
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jive

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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