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DanishEdit

VerbEdit

sive (imperative {{{1}}}, infinitive at sive, present tense {{{3}}}, past tense {{{4}}}, perfect tense {{{5}}} {{{6}}})

  1. flow slowly or slowly leak

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sive.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

sive

  1. either; whether

AntonymsEdit

  • nek (neither)

Derived termsEdit

  1. sive ... sive
    whether … or; either … or

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older seīve, from seī (if) +‎ -ve (or). Equivalent to (if) +‎ -ve (or). Collateral form seu by apocope.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

sīve

  1. on the other hand; but if
  2. or

Usage notesEdit

  • May be used as a correlative, sive… sive… to function as in English eitheror

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sife, from Proto-Germanic *sibi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiv(ə)/, /ˈseːv(ə)/, /ˈsif/, /ˈseːf/

NounEdit

sive (plural sives)

  1. sieve, riddle, sile (a device for sifting)
  2. (rare) The amount that fits in a sieve.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sieve
  • Scots: sieve, siffe, syffe, sif, syf

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

síve class 7 (plural tíve class 8)

  1. nation
  2. nationality
  3. foreigner

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AdjectiveEdit

sive

  1. dirty