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wif

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of with.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

wif

  1. (informal, dialectal, eye dialect) with
    • 1998, Ted Shine, Contributions, ISBN 0822202387, page 31:
      That's what I mo' wear wif my shoes.
    • 2000, Jan King, It'a A Girl Thing: The Hilarious Truth About Women, ISBN 0740711318, page 161:
      I been at the gym gettin' down wif my peeps.
    • 2002, Stan Hayes, The Rough English Equivalent, ISBN 059524579X, page 324:
      If I don' have no problem wif my high school test?

AnagramsEdit


MapudungunEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. long
  2. straight

AdverbEdit

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. directly.

NounEdit

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. irrigation ditch.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English wīf.

NounEdit

wif

  1. A wife, woman.
    • ca. 1380: It cam in cuppemele — this craft my wif used! — William Langland, Piers Plowman
    • ca. 1380:
That in a morwe unto this May saith he
Rys up, my wif, my love, my lady fre

— Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Merchant's Tale

DescendantsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wībą, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wīf, Old Saxon wīf, Dutch wijf, Old High German vīp (German Weib (woman)), Old Norse víf (Danish viv). Tocharian B kwīpe, Tocharian A kip (vagina) and Albanian cipë (sense of shame, membrane) may be cognates, suggesting a Proto-Indo-European *gʰwih₂bʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wīf n

  1. A woman.
  2. A married woman, a wife.

DescendantsEdit

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West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wif (comp. wiffer, sup. wiffest)

  1. shaky
  2. impermanent
  3. fickle, indecisive