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wive

[wahyv] /waɪv/
verb (used without object), wived, wiving.
1.
to take a wife; marry.
verb (used with object), wived, wiving.
2.
to take as wife; marry.
3.
to provide with a wife.
Origin of wive
900
before 900; Middle English wiven, Old English wīfian, derivative of wīf; see wife
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  • He often told himself that "hanging and wiving go by destiny."

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • I am like to lose all hope of wiving, if this be the maiden I am to woo.

  • Shakespeare, too, in the "Merchant of Venice," declares that "hanging and wiving go by destiny."

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
British Dictionary definitions for wiving

wive

/waɪv/
verb (archaic)
1.
to marry (a woman)
2.
(transitive) to supply with a wife
Word Origin
Old English gewīfian, from wīfwife
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Word Origin and History for wiving

wive

v.

"to marry (a woman)," Old English wifian, from wif "woman" (see wife). Cf. Middle Dutch wiven.

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