sive

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See also: sivé, sivè, Síve, and şive

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish sipa and ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sipōną (to trickle, flow).

Verb[edit]

sive (imperative [please provide], infinitive at sive, present tense [please provide], past tense [please provide], perfect tense [please provide])

  1. flow slowly or slowly leak

Derived terms[edit]

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin sive.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

sive

  1. either; whether

Antonyms[edit]

  • nek (neither)

Derived terms[edit]

  • sive ... sive
    whether … or; either … or

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older seive, from sei (if) +‎ -ve (or). Equivalent to (if) +‎ -ve (or). Collateral form seu by apocope.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

sīve

  1. on the other hand; but if
  2. or
  3. whether … or … (sive … sive …)

Usage notes[edit]

  • May be used as a correlative, sive… sive… to function as in English whetheror

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • sive”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sive”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • seu in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2024) Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • sive in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sive in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sife.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiv(ə)/, /ˈseːv(ə)/, /ˈsif/, /ˈseːf/

Noun[edit]

sive (plural sives)

  1. sieve, riddle, sile (a device for sifting)
    Synonym: temse
  2. (rare) The amount that fits in a sieve.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sieve
  • Scots: sieve, siffe, syffe, sif, syf

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sive (present tense siv or siver, past tense seiv or sivde, supine sive or sivd/sivt, past participle siven or sivd, present participle sivande, imperative siv)

  1. (intransitive) to seep, ooze
  2. (intransitive) to leak

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sive

  1. inflection of siv:
    1. masculine accusative plural
    2. feminine genitive singular
    3. feminine nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

síve class 7 (plural tíve class 8)

  1. nation
  2. nationality
  3. foreigner

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Tarantino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sive

  1. dirty