Gyve (?), 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.


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Gyve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gyved (); p. pr. & vb. n. Gyving.]

To fetter; to shackle; to chain.


I will gyve thee in thine own courtship. Shak.



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