sive

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See also: Síve and şive

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sive.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

sive

  1. either; whether

Antonyms[edit]

  • nek (neither)

Derived terms[edit]

  1. sive ... sive
    whether … or; either … or

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older seīve, from seī (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

Usage notes[edit]

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

Antonyms[edit]

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sife, from Proto-Germanic *sibi.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

sive (plural sives)

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

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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]

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Tarantino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sive

  1. dirty