古英语 giefan (西撒克逊语) “给予, 赐予, 交付他人; 分配, 授予; 承诺, 奉献, 委托”, V类强动词(过去式 geaf, 过去分词 giefen), 来自于原日耳曼语 *geban (也是古弗里斯兰语 jeva, 中荷兰语 gheven, 荷兰语 geven, 古高德语 geban, 德语 geben, 哥特语 giban), 来自于PIE词根 *ghabh- “给予或接受”. 在中古英语中成为 yiven, 但受古北欧语 gefa “给予”, 古丹麦语 givæ 的影响, 改为喉音“g”.
意思是“屈服于压力” 是从1570年代开始的. Give in “屈服” 是1610年代的. give out 是14世纪中叶的“公布, 宣布”; 意思是“跑出来, 崩溃” 是来自1520年代. Give up “投降, 辞职, 退出” 是12世纪中叶的 To give (someone) a cold 似乎反映了一个人可以通过故意传染他人而治愈疾病的古老信念. What gives? “发生了什么事？” 从1940年开始得到印证. 到 not give a (一些被认为是琐碎和无价值的东西) 是从14世纪开始的(早期的例子是 a straw, a grass, a mite).
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It forms all or part of: able; avoirdupois; binnacle; cohabit; cohabitation; debenture; debit; debt; dishabille; due; duty; endeavor; exhibit; exhibition; forgive; gavel; gift; give; habeas corpus; habiliment; habit; habitable; habitant; habitat; habitation; habitual; habituate; habituation; habitude; habitue; inhabit; inhibit; inhibition; malady; prebend; prohibit; prohibition; provender.
It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit gabhasti- "hand, forearm;" Latin habere "to have, hold, possess," habitus "condition, demeanor, appearance, dress;" Old Irish gaibim "I take, hold, I have," gabal "act of taking;" Lithuanian gabana "armful," gabenti "to remove;" Gothic gabei "riches;" Old English giefan, Old Norse gefa "to give."
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