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wīf, strong neuter. woman; wife.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

nominativewīf wīf
accusativewīf wīf
genitivewīfes wīfa
dativewīfe wīfum

This word occurs 37 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of wīf in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.


Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [7] wīfes. woman's.

Dream of the Rood

  • 94 wīfa. of women.

Fall of Adam and Eve


  • 148 wīf. woman.
  • 163 wīf. women.

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [3] wīfe. wife.
  • [29] wīfe. wife.
  • [31] wīf. women, wives.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

  • [7] wīf. women.

Selection of Riddles

  • d6 wīf. women.
  • f1 wīfum. wives.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • wīf. women, wives.
  • wīf. woman.
  • wīfe. woman.
  • wīf. woman.
  • wīf. woman.
  • wīfum. women.
  • wīf. woman.
  • wīf. woman.
  • wīfum. women.
  • wīfe. wife.
  • wīfe. wife.