wive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wiven, iwiven, from Old English wīfian, wīfiġan, ġewīfian (to take a wife; marry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wive (third-person singular simple present wives, present participle wiving, simple past and past participle wived)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To marry (a woman).
  2. (transitive) To provide (someone) with a wife.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A version of wif with the voiced consonant analogically brought in from the plural forms.

Noun[edit]

wive

  1. Alternative form of wif

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English wīfa, nominative plural of wīf.

Noun[edit]

wive

  1. plural of wif