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NounEdit

wyf

  1. wife
    • 1474, Caxton, Game and Playe of the Chesse[1]:
      In lyke wyse as democreon the philosophre put out his owen eyen be cause he wold not see that no good myght come to the euyll and vicyous peple wyth out right And also defortes the philosophre as he went toward his deth / his wyf that folowed after hym saide that he was dampned to deth wrongfully / than he answerd and sayd to her / holde thy peas and be styll / hit is better and more merytorye to dye by a wronge and unrightfull Jugement / than that I had deseruyd to dye.

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ʊɨ̯v/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ʊi̯v/

VerbEdit

wyf

  1. (literary) first-person singular present progressive of bod

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