See also: FIF, fìf, and fîf

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From German Pfiff (whistling sound).

Noun edit

fif n (singular definite fiffet, plural indefinite fif)

  1. trick (clever way of doing something that makes it easier to reach a goal)
    Synonyms: fidus, kneb, trick

French edit

 
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Etymology edit

Clipping of fifille.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /fif/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [fɪf]

Noun edit

fif m (plural fifs)

  1. (Quebec, slang, derogatory) an effeminate male homosexual; poof; faggot

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

North Frisian edit

North Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fif
    Ordinal : fifst

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian fīf.

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /fɪf/

Numeral edit

fif

  1. (Sylt) five

Old English edit

Old English numbers (edit)
50
 ←  4 5 6  → 
    Cardinal: fīf
    Ordinal: fīfta
    Multiplier: fīffeald

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *fimf.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

fīf

  1. five

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: five, fife, fif, fyve, vif, vive
    • English: five
    • Scots: five, fif, fife, fyve
    • Yola: veeve

Old Frisian edit

Old Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fif

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *fimf. Cognates include Old English fīf, Old Saxon fīf and Old Dutch vīf.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

fīf

  1. five

Descendants edit

  • North Frisian:
    Most dialects: fiiw
    Helgoland: fiuw
    Sylt: fif
  • Saterland Frisian: fieuw
  • West Frisian: fiif

References edit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Saxon edit

Old Saxon cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fif

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *fimf.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

fīf

  1. five

Descendants edit

  • Middle Low German: vîf
    • German Low German: fiev
    • Plautdietsch: fief