wakerife
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) walkryfe, from walk awake (from waken, walken to wake) + ryfe rife Date: 15th century Scottish wakeful, alert

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  • wakerife — wakerifeness, n. /wayk ruyf /, adj. Scot. and North Eng. wakeful. [1470 80; WAKE1 + RIFE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wakerife — wake·rife …   English syllables

  • wakerife — ˈwāˌkrīf adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) walkryfe, from walk awake (from walken, waken to wake, from Old English wacan) + ryfe rife, from Old English rȳfe more at wake, rife Scotla …   Useful english dictionary

  • waukrife — ˈwȯˌkrīf chiefly Scotland variant of wakerife * * * waukrife same as ↑wakerife (see under ↑wake1). * * * waukrife variant of wakerife Sc …   Useful english dictionary

  • waikrife — obs. Sc. form of wakerife …   Useful english dictionary

  • wakrife — wakrife, ryfe variant ff. of wakerife …   Useful english dictionary

  • walcryif — obs. form of wakerife …   Useful english dictionary

  • walkrife — walkrife, ryf(e obs. forms of wakerife …   Useful english dictionary

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