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Meaning of GYVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gyve\ (j[imac]v), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. gefyn, Ir.
    geibbionn, Gael. geimheal.]
    A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter.
    [Written also {give}.]
    
          Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves. --Shak.
    
          With gyves upon his wrist.               --Hood.
    
    
  2. \Gyve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gyved} (j[imac]vd); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Gyving}.]
    To fetter; to shackle; to chain. --Spenser.
    
          I will gyve thee in thine own courtship. --Shak.
    
    
    
    
 

 

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