weif

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman waif, from Old Norse veif (flag).

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Noun[edit]

weif (plural weifs)

  1. Unowned goods; property lacking an owner:
    1. A waif; a castaway or vagabond.
    2. An unowned specimen of livestock.
  2. The privilege of being able to take in such goods.
  3. The money deriving from selling unowned goods.

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