ווײַב

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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wīb, related to Old Saxon wīf (whence Low German Wief), Middle Dutch wijf (whence Dutch wijf), Old English wīf (whence English wife), Old Norse víf (whence Common Scandinavian viv). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wībą.

NounEdit

ווײַב ‎(vaybf, n, plural ווײַבער ‎(vayber), diminutive ווײַבל ‎(vaybl)

  1. wife
  2. woman

Usage notesEdit

  • Neuter in Standard Yiddish, but feminine in most dialects.

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