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Il lui donnait juste de quoi vivre. Literally: He him gave just (1) of what to live. (1) Understand "just enough".
In this case,de quoi is a relative substantive clause (relative substantive in French or relative sans antécédent). It complements the verb donner in the sentence Il lui donnait juste de quoi vivre. According to Grammaire méthodique du français by Martin Riegel, Jean-Christophe Pellat and René Rioul, relative substantive clauses are introduced by a ...
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