Wiving
Wive Wive, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiving}.] [AS. w[=i]fian, gew[=i]fian. See {Wite}.] To marry, as a man; to take a wife. [1913 Webster]

Wherefore we pray you hastily to wive. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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