vie

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See also: VIE and vi'e

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French envier.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

vie (third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying, simple past and past participle vied)

  1. (intransitive) To fight for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
    Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
    • Addison
      In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as [] to vie with the best of their family.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To rival (something), etc.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [1]
      But, if there be, or ever were, one such, / It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff / To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine / An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, / Condemning shadows quite.
  3. (transitive) To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
    • Shakespeare
      She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss / She vied so fast.
    • Milton
      Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.
    • Herbert
      And vying malice with my gentleness, / Pick quarrels with their only happiness.
  4. To stake; to wager.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  5. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯/
  • Hyphenation: vie

Verb[edit]

vie

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of viedä.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋie̯ˣ/
  • Hyphenation: vie

Verb[edit]

vie

  1. Indicative present connegative form of viedä.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of viedä.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of viedä.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vie, from Latin vīta, from Proto-Italic *gʷītā.

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Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vies)

  1. life (all meanings)

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Descendants[edit]

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  • Antillean Creole: vi
  • Guianese Creole: lavi
  • Haitian Creole: lavi
  • Louisiana Creole French: vi
  • Seychellois Creole: lavi

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vie f

  1. plural of via

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

viē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vieō

Manx[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vie

  1. Lenited form of mie.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mie vie unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vígja

Verb[edit]

vie (imperative vi, present tense vier, simple past vigde or vidde or via or viet, past participle vigd or vidd or via or viet)

  1. dedicate something to someone or towards a cause
  2. wed two persons into marriage

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīta.

Noun[edit]

vie f (oblique plural vies, nominative singular vie, nominative plural vies)

  1. life
    circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
    Mout avoit changiee sa vie
    Much had it changed his life

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vīnea.

Noun[edit]

vie f (plural vii)

  1. vineyard
  2. vine
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Etymology 2[edit]

Forms of the adjective viu.

Adjective[edit]

vie

  1. feminine singular nominative form of viu
  2. feminine singular accusative form of viu