viva

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection

Noun

Etymology 1[edit]

Italian

Interjection[edit]

viva!

  1. Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

viva (third-person singular simple present vivas, present participle vivaing, simple past and past participle vivaed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, dated) To cheer or applaud.
    • 1841, Joseph Bullar, Henry Bullar, A winter in the Azores, and a summer at the baths of the Furnas
      ...the people clapped and vivaed, groaned and hooted, as they were pleased or disappointed, until at length the intense excitement began to subside...
    • 1859, The Atlantic Monthly
      The next evening Paine went to the theatre. The state-box had been prepared for him. The house rose and vivaed as he entered.
    • 1857, George Payne R James, Leonora d'Orco
      ...did you not hear how the beasts last night were cheering and vivaing those French heretics?

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from viva voce, Latin for “live voice”

Noun[edit]

viva (plural vivas)

  1. An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.

Verb[edit]

viva (third-person singular simple present vivas, present participle vivaing, simple past and past participle vivaed)

  1. (transitive) To subject to an examination of this kind.
    • 1931, Henry Sanderson Furniss Sanderson, Memories of sixty years
      I was vivaed by Charles Cannan, who was then a Fellow of Trinity...
    • 1972, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
      Throughout his life, he took college responsibilities seriously, he came to All Souls whenever possible on weekends, he vivaed or interviewed candidates...
    • 2009, Gianni Paganini, Jose Raimundo Maia Neto, Renaissance Scepticisms
      My doctoral thesis was vivaed three years before the publication of the revised and expanded edition of Richard H. Popkin's work...

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viva

  1. feminine form of viu

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viva (plural vivaj, accusative singular vivan, accusative plural vivajn)

  1. alive
  2. (figuratively) lively
  3. (music, broadcasting) live

Related terms[edit]

  • vivi (to live)
  • vivo (life)

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

viva

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of vivir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of vivir

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

viva

  1. first-person singular, second-person singular and third-person singular subjunctive present tense of vivere
  2. {{conjugation of|vivere

===Adjective===||3|s|imp|lang=it}} viva f

  1. feminine form of vivo

Interjection[edit]

viva!

  1. hooray!
  2. long live ... !
  3. three cheers for ... !

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vīva

  1. nominative feminine singular of vīvus
  2. nominative neuter plural of vīvus
  3. accusative neuter plural of vīvus
  4. vocative feminine singular of vīvus
  5. nominative neuter plural of vīvus

vīvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of vīvus

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

viva (past vivad, active participle vivant, passive participle vivat)

  1. live

Conjugation[edit]



Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viva m, f (plural vivas; comparable)

  1. feminine form of vivo

Verb[edit]

viva

  1. First-person singular (eu) subjunctive present form of viver.
  2. Third-person singular (ele/ela and informal você) subjunctive present form of viver.
  3. First-person singular (eu) imperative form of viver.
  4. Third-person singular (ele/ela and informal você) imperative form of viver.

Interjection[edit]

viva!

  1. hooray!
  2. three cheers for ... !

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viva f (masculine vivo, feminine plural vivas, masculine plural vivos)

  1. feminine form of vivo

Verb[edit]

viva

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of vivir.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of vivir.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of vivir.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of vivir.

Usage notes[edit]

Used as a general exclamation of honor, as in “Viva México!” Usually rendered as “long live”, though used more generally than people, as in the informal English yay, go. Cognate to Frenche vive (and Italian and Portuguese viva), of identical usage.

Antonyms[edit]

Quotations[edit]

“¡Viva México!”, Grito de Dolores 2008
  • Grito de Dolores – traditional independence day cry
    ¡Vivan los heroes que nos dieron patria! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva Hidalgo! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva Morelos! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva Allende! ¡Viva!
    ¡Vivan Aldama y Matamoros! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva nuestra independencia! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva México! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva México! ¡Viva!
    ¡Viva México! ¡Viva!