See also: Viv, vív, and vîv

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening.

NounEdit

viv (plural vivs)

  1. (slang) vivarium
    • 2002, "Mark", Vivarium Backgrounds (on newsgroup alt.pets.reptiles.lizards)
      I recently purchased a new viv, however up until now I have not been able to find a background that is high enough for the viv. The viv is 36 inches wide and at least 20 inches high. All the backgrounds I have seen have only been 18 inches high.

DanishEdit

NounEdit

viv c (singular definite viven, not used in plural form)

  1. (dated or humorous) wife, female spouse

SynonymsEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

French vivre

VerbEdit

viv

  1. to live

Related termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse víf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Cognate with English wife.

NounEdit

viv m or n (definite singular viven or vivet, indefinite plural viv, definite plural vivene or viva)

  1. (dated or humorous) wife, female spouse

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse víf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Cognate with English wife.

NounEdit

viv n (definite singular vivet, indefinite plural viv, definite plural viva)

  1. (dated or humorous) wife, female spouse

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse víf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Cognate with English wife, German Weib, Icelandic víf.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

viv n

  1. (archaic, poetic) wife, female spouse
    • Traditional (latest 1673'), Töres döttrar i Wänge, in 1816, Svenska folk-visor från forntiden, 3rd. vol, [page 193], Erik Gustaf Geijer, Arvid August Afzelius
      Ant'en vill J bli' Wallare-vif,
      Eller vill J mista Ert unga lif?

      Inte villa vi bli' Vallarevif,
      Heldre vi miste vårt unga lif.
      Either will ye be highwaymen's wives,
      Or will ye lose your young lives?

      We will not be highwaymen's wives
      Rather we lose our young lives.
    Synonyms: fru, hustru, fruga (informal), kärring (informal, offensive)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of viv 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative viv vivet viv viven
Genitive vivs vivets vivs vivens