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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French envier.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

vie (third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying, 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.
    • Addison
      In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as [] to vie with the best of their family.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To rival (something), etc.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [1]
      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.
    • Shakespeare
      She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss / She vied so fast.
    • Milton
      Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.
    • Herbert
      And vying malice with my gentleness, / Pick quarrels with their only happiness.
  4. To stake; to wager.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  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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FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯/
  • Hyphenation: vie

VerbEdit

vie

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of viedä.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯ˣ/
  • Hyphenation: vie

VerbEdit

vie

  1. Indicative present connegative form of viedä.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of viedä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of viedä.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vie, from Latin vīta, from Proto-Italic *gʷītā.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vie f (plural vies)

  1. life (all meanings)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vie f

  1. plural of via

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

ManxEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vie

  1. Lenited form of mie.

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vígja

VerbEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vīta.

NounEdit

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

  1. life
    circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
    Mout avoit changiee sa vie
    Much had it changed his life

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin vīnea.

NounEdit

vie f (plural vii)

  1. vineyard
  2. vine
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Forms of the adjective viu.

AdjectiveEdit

vie

  1. feminine singular nominative form of viu
  2. feminine singular accusative form of viu