wive

[ wahyv ]
/ waɪv /

verb (used without object), wived, wiv·ing.

to take a wife; marry.

verb (used with object), wived, wiv·ing.

to take as wife; marry.
to provide with a wife.

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Origin of wive

before 900; Middle English wiven,Old English wīfian, derivative of wīf;see wife
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British Dictionary definitions for wive

wive
/ (waɪv) /

verb archaic

to marry (a woman)
(tr) to supply with a wife

Word Origin for wive

Old English gewīfian, from wīf wife
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