Gyve definition

jīv
A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
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A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
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To shackle or fetter.
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(archaic) Fetter; shackle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gyve
Plural:
gyves

Origin of gyve

  • From Middle English gives gyves

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of Celtic origin; liken Welsh gefyn (“fetter,shackle”), Irish geibbionn (“fetters”), geimheal (“fetter, chain, shackle”).

    From Wiktionary