knif

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

knif

  1. Alternative form of knyf

Usage notes[edit]

In Middle English, if a vowel, especially i or y, was followed by a consonant, the consonant being itself followed by a silent e, the vowel would still be long if the e was omitted, so it was sometimes omitted.


Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Kniff (crease, trick).

Noun[edit]

knif m

  1. way, method
    Synonym: spusōb

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

knif

  1. Obsolete spelling of kniv

Anagrams[edit]