from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Middle English forms of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb obsolete To give.
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“Freend, for thy warnyng God yeve thee good chaunce,”
And live in wo, ther god yeve hem mischaunce, 1385
Canne yeve ne pleasaunce, nor mie londes goode leme myne eie!
Ytt welle beseies  to yeve  hemm ryghte of fraie .
Muste swythen  goe to yeve  the speeres arounde,
Nay, quod the fox, but God yeve him meschaunce,
The chronicler himself was moved to pity: "Have ye pitee hem upone" he cries to the English King, "and yeve hem leve thens to gone"; but when they tried to pass through they found a row of pikes as pitiless as the shut gates of Rouen behind.
In this yere alle the Jewes were exiled out of Engelond, to voyde the reaume of Engelond be Alhawen tyme, upon peyne of lesynge of there heedes or eny of them mighte be founden withinne the reaume; and for to have this graunted of the kyng don and performed, the co'es of the reaume grauntyd for to yeve the kyng the V parte of there moveable goodes.
Frere Cannes at Oxenford, whiche was somtyme the kynges halle, and kyng Edward hadde yeve it to them to make thereof there chirche.
And faid, they yeve not a lekc For no fame ne fuch renowne $
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