geeve noun corn; wheat 19-20. etymology: a development from Romany giv ‘wheat, corn’ which in turn possibly a development from Hindi gehūm ‘wheat’; attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies and also collected by Simson (1865); recorded by Rev John Baird and Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the form jiv with the same meaning from Continental gipsies. Smart & Crofton (1875) collected Ghiv, n., ‘Corn, wheat.’ from English Gypsies.