See also: Fife and Fifer

EnglishEdit

 
A fife

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faɪf/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪf

Etymology 1Edit

From German Pfeife. Doublet of pipe. The word is unrelated to Fife in Scotland.

NounEdit

fife (plural fifes)

  1. A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music
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VerbEdit

fife (third-person singular simple present fifes, present participle fifing, simple past and past participle fifed)

  1. To play this instrument.

Etymology 2Edit

NumeralEdit

fife

  1. Used instead of five in radio communications to avoid confusion with fire.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fife.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfife/, [ˈfife̞]
  • Rhymes: -ife
  • Syllabification(key): fi‧fe

NounEdit

fife

  1. (music) fife

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fife (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative fife fifet
genitive fifen fifejen
partitive fifeä fifejä
illative fifeen fifeihin
singular plural
nominative fife fifet
accusative nom. fife fifet
gen. fifen
genitive fifen fifejen
partitive fifeä fifejä
inessive fifessä fifeissä
elative fifestä fifeistä
illative fifeen fifeihin
adessive fifellä fifeillä
ablative fifeltä fifeiltä
allative fifelle fifeille
essive fifenä fifeinä
translative fifeksi fifeiksi
instructive fifein
abessive fifettä fifeittä
comitative fifeineen
Possessive forms of fife (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person fifeni fifemme
2nd person fifesi fifenne
3rd person fifensä

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

fife f

  1. plural of fifa