See also: VIE, Vie, vi'e, вие, and Вие

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vie

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Vietnamese.

English

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Etymology

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Aphetic form of envy.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /vaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Audio (UK):(file)
  • Audio (US):(file)

Verb

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vie (third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying or vieing, simple past and past participle vied)

  1. (intransitive) To fight for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
    Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
    • 1711 July 15 (Gregorian calendar), [Joseph Addison; Richard Steele et al.], “WEDNESDAY, July 4, 1711”, in The Spectator, number 109; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, [], volume II, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, →OCLC:
      It is the tradition of a trading nation [] , that the younger sons [] may be placed in such a way of life as [] to vie with the best of their family.
      The spelling has been modernized.
    • 2023 October 18, Nick Brodrick, “The grand gateway to Glasgow”, in RAIL, number 994, page 33:
      The Major Stations category is keenly contested, with 24 other large city centre termini and major rail hub stations all vying for recognition. As ever, the NRA's expert panel of judges visited each as unannounced mystery shoppers.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To rival (something), etc.
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      But, if there be, or ever were, one such, / It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff / To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine / An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, / Condemning shadows quite.
  3. (transitive) To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
  4. To stake; to wager.
  5. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.

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Noun

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vie (plural vies)

  1. (obsolete) A contest.

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Bourguignon

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Etymology

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From Latin vita.

Noun

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vie f (plural vies)

  1. life

Danish

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Etymology

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From Old Norse vígja, from Proto-Germanic *wīhijaną.

Verb

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vie (imperative vi, present tense vier, simple past viede, past participle viet)

  1. dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. wed two persons into marriage

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Finnish

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Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯/, [ˈʋie̞̯]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Syllabification(key): vie

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vie

  1. third-person singular present indicative of viedä

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯ˣ/, [ˈʋie̞̯(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Syllabification(key): vie

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vie

  1. inflection of viedä:
    1. present active indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular present imperative
    3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative

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French

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old French vie, from older Old French viḍe, from Vulgar Latin vītam, from Latin vīta, from Proto-Italic *gʷītā.

Noun

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vie f (countable and uncountable, plural vies)

  1. life, the state of organisms (organic beings) prior to death
  2. life, period in which one is alive, between birth and death
  3. biography, life
  4. life, lifeforms
    l’apparition de la vie sur Terrethe appearance of life on Earth
  5. cost of living
    La vie a drôlement augmenté depuis quelque temps : il ne me reste plus grand-chose quand j’ai payé tous les impôts.
    The cost of living has really been going up lately: I don't have much left once I've paid all my taxes.

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Descendants
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  • Antillean Creole: vi
  • Guianese Creole: lavi
  • Haitian Creole: lavi
  • Louisiana Creole: vi
  • Seychellois Creole: lavi

Etymology 2

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Ultimately from Latin via. Compare voie.

Noun

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vie f (plural vies)

  1. (Switzerland, Jura) way, path (road, railway, etc)
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Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvi.e/
  • Rhymes: -ie
  • Hyphenation: vì‧e

Noun

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vie f

  1. plural of via

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Latin

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Verb

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viē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vieō

Manx

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Adjective

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vie

  1. Lenited form of mie.

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mie vie unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse vígja, from Proto-Germanic *wīhijaną.

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vie (imperative vi, present tense vier, simple past vigde or vidde or via or viet, past participle vigd or vidd or via or viet)

  1. dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. wed two persons into marriage

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Verb

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vie (present tense vier, past tense vigde, supine vigd or vigt, past participle vigd, present participle viande, imperative vi)

  1. alternative form of via

Old French

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Etymology

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From Latin vīta.

Noun

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vie oblique singularf (oblique plural vies, nominative singular vie, nominative plural vies)

  1. life

Descendants

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  • Middle French: vie
    • French: vie
      • Antillean Creole: vi
      • Guianese Creole: lavi
      • Haitian Creole: lavi
      • Louisiana Creole: vi
      • Seychellois Creole: lavi
    • Norman: vie (Guernésiais)
  • Walloon: veye, vèie

Picard

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Etymology

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From Latin vita.

Noun

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vie f (plural vies)

  1. life

Romanian

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin vīnea.

Noun

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vie f (plural vii)

  1. vineyard
  2. vine
    Synonym: viță
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Etymology 2

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Forms of the adjective viu.

Adjective

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vie

  1. nominative/accusative feminine singular of viu
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Etymology 3

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Inherited from Latin vīvere, present active infinitive of vīvō, from Proto-Italic *gʷīwō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti (to live, be alive).

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a vie (third-person singular present vie, past participle vis) 3rd conj.

  1. (rare, dated) to have life; to live, exist
  2. (of intangibles, such as emotions and beliefs) to endure
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References
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MDA2 via *vie in DEX online—Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Slovak

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Verb

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vie

  1. third-person singular present of vedieť