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.

Nearby words

  1. gyrus fornicatus,
  2. gysgt,
  3. gyttja,
  4. gyula,
  5. gyumri,
  6. györ,
  7. győr,
  8. gâteau,
  9. gällivare,
  10. gäncä

Origin of gyve

1175–1225; Middle English give < ?

Related formsun·gyved, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gyved

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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