vive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin vivus: compare French vif. See vivid.

Adjective[edit]

vive ‎(comparative more vive, superlative most vive)

  1. (obsolete) lively; animated; forcible
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vive

  1. in a lively manner
    • 1891, L. L. Zamenhof, La batalo de l'vivo, translation of The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens:
      "Kaj tamen, Grace — fratino mi preskaŭ dirus."
      "Diru ĝin!" ŝi lin vive interrompis. "Mi aŭdas ĝin kun plezuro, neniam nomu min alie."
      "And yet, Grace - I'd almost say 'sister'."
      "Say it!" she interrupted him in a lively way. "I'm pleased to hear it, never call me otherwise."

Related terms[edit]

  • viva ‎(alive)
  • vivi ‎(to live)
  • vivo ‎(life)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vive

  1. feminine singular of vif

Verb[edit]

vive

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of vivre
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of vivre
  3. first-person singular imperative of vivre
    Vive moi! (Yay for me!)
  4. first-person plural imperative of vivre
    Vive tu! (Yay for us!)
  5. second-person singular imperative of vivre
    Vive tu! (Go (you singular)!)
  6. second-person plural imperative of vivre
    Vive vous! (Long live (you plural)!)
  7. third-person singular imperative of vivre
    Vive la France! (Long live France!)
  8. third-person plural imperative of vivre
    Vive les femmes! (Go women!, Go girls!)

Usage notes[edit]

Used as a general exclamation of honor, as in “Vive la France!” Usually rendered as “long live”, though used more generally than people, as in the informal English yay, go. Cognate to Spanish (and Italian and Portuguese) viva, of identical usage. Note that in modern French "vivent" is no longer used for the third person plural imperative; e.g. Vive les vacances (Yay for vacations)

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Noun[edit]

vive f ‎(plural vives)

  1. Any of certain kind of fish, especially the sand tilefish (Malacanthus plumieri) or the Guinean weever (Trachinus armatus) From FishBase

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

vive

  1. third-person singular present indicative of vivir
  2. second-person singular imperative of vivir

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vive

  1. third-person singular present tense and imperfect of vivere

Adjective[edit]

vive

  1. plural of viva

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

vīve

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vīvō

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vive

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of viver
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of viver

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

vive

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of vivir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of vivir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of vivir.