vif

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīvus (alive, living), from Proto-Italic *gʷīwos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vif m (feminine vive, masculine plural vifs, feminine plural vives)

  1. lively, brisk
  2. vivid, bright
  3. keen, sharp
  4. (words) poignant, cutting, sharp
  5. (edges) sharp, jagged
  6. (pain) acute, intense, strong
  7. (feelings, emotions) great, deep

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense "great, deep", the adjective is placed before the noun, e.g. vif plaisir ("great pleasure"), vive tristesse ("deep sadness"). In all other senses it comes after the noun. e.g. vent vif ("keen wind"), musique vive ("lively music").

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Noun[edit]

vif m (plural vifs)

  1. living person

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin vīvus (alive, living).

Adjective[edit]

vif m (feminine vive, masculine plural vifs, feminine plural vives)

  1. alive, quick

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

vif

  1. rafsi of vifne.

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin vīvus (alive, living).

Adjective[edit]

vif m (feminine singular vifve, masculine plural vifs, feminine plural vifes)

  1. alive

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin vīvus (alive, living)

Adjective[edit]

vif m

  1. alive

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

vif

  1. rapidity
  2. speed