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Etymology

Old English wīf (woman), from Proto-Germanic *wīƀam. Cognate with Dutch wijf, German Weib.

Noun

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Singular
wife

Plural
wives

wife (wives)
  1. A married woman.
  2. The female of a pair of mated animals.
    A new wife for the gander is introduced into the pen.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A woman (compare old wife and aad wife).

Usage notes

The singular possessive is wife's, as in "My wife's mother is my mother-in-law."

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Scots

Etymology

Old English wīf.

Noun

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wife

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  1. wife.

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