From Middle English given, from Old Norse gefa ("to give"), from Proto-Germanic *geban? ("to give"). Merged with native Middle English yiven, ?even, from Old English ?iefan, from the same Proto-Germanic source (compare the obsolete inherited English doublet yive).
|present||I give||we give||I am giving||we are giving||I have given||we have given||I have been giving||we have been giving|
|you give||you give||you are giving||you are giving||you have given||you have given||you have been giving||you have been giving|
|he gives||they give||he is giving||they are giving||he has given||they have given||he has been giving||they have been giving|
|past||I gave||we gave||I was giving||we were giving||I had given||we had given||I had been giving||we had been giving|
|you gave||you gave||you were giving||you were giving||you had given||you had given||you had been giving||you had been giving|
|he gave||they gave||he was giving||they were giving||he had given||they had given||he had been giving||they had been giving|
|future||I will give||we will give||I will be giving||we will be giving||I will have given||we will have given||I will have been giving||we will have been giving|
|you will give||you will give||you will be giving||you will be giving||you will have given||you will have given||you will have been giving||you will have been giving|
|he will give||they will give||he will be giving||they will be giving||he will have given||they will have given||he will have been giving||they will have been giving|
|conditional||I would give||we would give||I would be giving||we would be giving||I would have given||we would have given||I would have been giving||we would have been giving|
|you would give||you would give||you would be giving||you would be giving||you would have given||you would have given||you would have been giving||you would have been giving|
|he would give||they would give||he would be giving||they would be giving||he would have given||they would have given||he would have been giving||they would have been giving|
give (plural gives)
From Old Norse gefa, from Proto-Germanic *geban?, cognate with English give and German geben. The Germanic verbs goes back to Proto-Indo-European *g?eb?- ("to give") (hence Sanskrit (gábhasti, "arm")) rather than *g?eh?b?- ("to grab") (hence Latin habe? ("to have")).