See also: Gifu

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

gifu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぎふ

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gebō. Cognate with Old Frisian jeve, Old High German geba, Gothic 𐌲𐌹𐌱𐌰 (giba).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈji.fu/, [ˈji.vu]

NounEdit

ġifu f

  1. gift
    Wæs gifu Hroþgares oft geæhted. Hrothgar’s gift was often prized. (Beowulf)
  2. favour, divine grace
  3. the runic letter (/j/)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: gife (early), ȝyfe, ȝef, ȝif, yeve