gyve

[jahyv]Archaic.
verb (used with object), gyved, gyv·ing.
  1. to shackle.

Origin of gyve

1175–1225; Middle English give < ?
Related formsun·gyved, adjective
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gyve

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

Word Origin for gyve

C13: of unknown origin
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