wive

wive

[wahyv]
verb (used without object), wived, wiving.
1.
to take a wife; marry.
verb (used with object), wived, wiving.
2.
to take as wife; marry.
3.
to provide with a wife.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wiven, Old English wīfian, derivative of wīf; see wife

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wive (waɪv)
 
vb
1.  to marry (a woman)
2.  (tr) to supply with a wife
 
[Old English gewīfian, from wīfwife]

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wive
"to marry (a woman)," O.E. wifian, from wif "woman" (see wife). Cf. M.Du. wiven.
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