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giefan

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If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *geƀan, probably from Proto-Indo-European *gʰabʰ- (cf. Latin habere). Cognate with Old Frisian jeva, Old High German geban (German geben), Old Saxon geƀan (Dutch geven), Old Norse gefa (Swedish giva), Gothic 𐌲𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'jievan/

Verb

ġiefan (strong verb class V: ġiefþ ‘he gives’; ġeaf ‘he gave’; ġēafon ‘they gave’; ġeġiefen ‘given’)

  1. to give

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