- Usually gyves. a shackle, especially for the leg; fetter.
- to shackle.
Origin of gyve
1175–1225; Middle English give < ?
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Examples from the Web for gyved
They are fettered and gyved by what they have said and done.
None are happy, none are good, none are respectable, that are not gyved like us.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI
Robert Louis Stevenson
See you how cunningly all her limbs are gyved, and chained to the iron bolts of the bed?A Monk of Fife
He twisted his two gyved hands around and got one of them into his coat pocket.A Pagan of the Hills
Charles Neville Buck
- (tr) to shackle or fetter
- (usually plural) fetters
C13: of unknown origin