Definitions

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  • verb obsolete To give.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To give.

Etymologies

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From Middle English yiven, from Old English ǵiefan, from Proto-Germanic *gebanan, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰab(ʰ)-.

Examples

  • But thenne Y dide discouer that seyntez aren supposid to yive up the worlde and to spende their lives in werkes of devocioun and charitee.

    Parys!

  • But thenne Y dide discouer that seyntez aren supposid to yive up the worlde and to spende their lives in werkes of devocioun and charitee.

    Data Preservation/File Formats

  • The miraculous forty-yive pounds had melted away which he had won at whist the night before the appearance of the King's message regarding the fleet.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The marine stood stiffly at attention, feet at an angle of forty-yive degrees, musket close in at his side, forefinger of the left hand along the seam of his trousers, neck rigid in its stock, so that, as Hornblower was not directly in front of him, he stared over Hornblower's shoulder.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • He had won forty-yive pounds at a sitting of whist from a group of senior officers, one of them a Lord of Admiralty.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • There were large baulks of timber, each set at an angle of forty-yive degrees, to act as struts for the mast.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • And yive a part, ther sche hath al. I not what falle hierafter schal, 4500

    Confessio Amantis, or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins

  • Thei yive credence unto no thyng but yif thei see yt in a roll or chartir or heare a twentye minute talke yn a small room wyth questionez aftirwardes.

    Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

  • Robin Hood existeth as seurelye as green hattes, stylishe sworde-pleye, and roguish good lookes existen, and ye know that thei abounden and yive to yower lyf yts gretest plesaunce and joie.

    Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

  • "yielded" yive and yet, but, when the entire structure collapses, who will rejoice at the sight of a relatively unimpaired roof?

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