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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

knif

  1. Alternative form of knyf

Usage notesEdit

In Middle English, if a vowel, especially i or y, was followed by a consonant, than a silent e, the vowel would still be long if the e was omitted, so it was sometimes omited.


SilesianEdit

NounEdit

knif m

  1. way, method

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

knif

  1. Obsolete spelling of kniv