fife


fife
fife 1550s, from Ger. Pfeife "fife, pipe," from O.H.G. pfifa, or via M.Fr. fifre (15c.) from the same O.H.G. word; ultimately imitative. German musicians provided music for most European courts in those days. As a verb from 1590s. Agent noun fifer is recorded earlier (1530s). Fife and drum is from 1670s.

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  • Fife — Fife, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fifed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {fifing}.] To play on a fife. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fife [1] — Fife (spr. Feif), Grafschaft im südlichen Schottland, 22,35 QM.; grenzt an die Nordsee, an die Grafschaften Perth, Clackmannan u. Kinroß; im NW. gebirgig (die Lomond Hills mit dem West Lomond 1721 Fuß u. East Lomond 1376 Fuß hoch), im SO. flach u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Fife, WA — U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 4784 Housing Units (2000): 2232 Land area (2000): 5.564485 sq. miles (14.411949 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.094154 sq. miles (0.243858 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.658639 sq. miles (14.655807 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • fife — [fīf] n. [Ger pfeife, a pipe, fife < MHG pfife < OHG pfifa < VL * pipa, PIPE] a small flute having from six to eight finger holes, and usually no keys, used mainly with drums in playing marches vt., vi. fifed, fifing to play on a fife… …   English World dictionary


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