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gyve

[ jahyv ]
/ dʒaɪv /
Archaic.
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noun
Usually gyves. a shackle, especially for the leg; fetter.
verb (used with object), gyved, gyv·ing.
to shackle.
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Origin of gyve

1175–1225; Middle English give< ?

OTHER WORDS FROM gyve

un·gyved, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gyve

gyve
/ (dʒaɪv) archaic /

verb
(tr) to shackle or fetter
noun
(usually plural) fetters

Word Origin for gyve

C13: of unknown origin
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