See also: wif-

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of with.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

wif

  1. (informal, dialectal, eye dialect) with
    • 1998, Ted Shine, Contributions, ISBN 0822202387, page 31:
      That's what I mo' wear wif my shoes.
    • 2000, Jan King, It'a A Girl Thing: The Hilarious Truth About Women, ISBN 0740711318, page 161:
      I been at the gym gettin' down wif my peeps.
    • 2002, Stan Hayes, The Rough English Equivalent, ISBN 059524579X, page 324:
      If I don' have no problem wif my high school test?

AnagramsEdit


MapudungunEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wif ‎(using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. long
  2. straight

AdverbEdit

wif ‎(using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. directly

NounEdit

wif ‎(using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. irrigation ditch

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English wīf.

NounEdit

wif

  1. A wife, woman.
    • ca. 1380: It cam in cuppemele — this craft my wif used! — William Langland, Piers Plowman
    • ca. 1380:
That in a morwe unto this May saith he
Rys up, my wif, my love, my lady fre

— Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Merchant's Tale

DescendantsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

wīf (wife)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wībą, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wīf, Old Saxon wīf, Dutch wijf, Old High German vīp (German Weib ‎(woman)), Old Norse víf (Danish viv). Tocharian B kwīpe, Tocharian A kip ‎(vagina) and Albanian cipë ‎(sense of shame, membrane) may be cognates, suggesting a Proto-Indo-European *gʰwih₂bʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wīf n

  1. A woman.
  2. A married woman, a wife.

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Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wībą, of uncertain origin.

NounEdit

wīf ?

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West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wif (comp. wiffer, sup. wiffest)

  1. shaky
  2. impermanent
  3. fickle, indecisive
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