vie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French envier.

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vie (third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying, simple past and past participle vied)

  1. (intransitive) To rival; to struggle 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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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

vie

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vie
  • IPA(key): /ˈvie(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vita.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vies)

  1. life (all meanings)

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Descendants[edit]

+/-
  • Antillean Creole: vi
  • Guianese Creole: lavi
  • Haitian Creole: lavi
  • Louisiana Creole French: vi
  • Seychellois Creole: lavi

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vie f

  1. plural form of via

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

viē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vieō

Manx[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vie

  1. Lenited form of mie.


References[edit]

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

vie (present tense vier; past tense and past participle via or viet)

  1. dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. wed two persons into marriage

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin vita

Noun[edit]

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

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vīnea.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vii)

  1. vineyard
  2. vine
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Etymology 2[edit]

Forms of the adjective viu

Adjective[edit]

vie

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