What does the word GIV mean?

Usage examples for GIV

  1. The other day I telled him he must giv the orders to the new Seckretary of War, but he kinder held back, and sed he didn't like tu take too much on his shoulders at onct. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  2. I continnered, warmin up considerable, " can't you giv Abe a minit's peace? – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  3. Compeyson's wife, being used to him, giv him some liquor to get the horrors off, and by and by he quieted. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens