EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /j…™f/

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English yif, from Old English gif.

  1. (nonstandard, West Country) if

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Middle EnglishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

yif

  1. If.
    • 12??, Thomas of Erceldoune, Sir Tristrem
      "Wite thou wele his wille; / Know well what he intends / To wende with him thou say, / And yif he loveth the stille, / "Thou do Tristrem away" / Biseche him he se thertille, / Thi fo is Tristrem ay.
    • 13??, Geoffrey Chaucer, Boethius and Troilus
      And at the laste, yif that any wight wene a thing to ben other weyes thanne it is, it is nat only unscience, but it is deceivable opinioun ful diverse and fer fro the sothe of science.