- adj. 普遍的；流行的；盛传的
- n. (Rife)人名；(西)里费；(英)赖夫
来自古英语 rife,大量的，普通的，盛行的，来自 Proto-Germanic*rif,可能来自 PIE*rei,撕，扯， 砍，词源同 river,rift.通常用于形容坏事的盛行。
- rife (adj.)
- Old English rife "abundant, common, prevalent," from Proto-Germanic *rif- (cognates: Old Norse rifr, Swedish river, Norwegian riv, Middle Dutch riif, Middle Low German rive "abundant, generous"), said to be from PIE root *rei- "to scratch, tear, cut" "The prevalence of the word in early southern texts is in favour of its being native in English, rather than an adoption from Scandinavian." [OED]
- 1. Hollywood soon became rife with rumors.
- 2. Speculation is rife that he will be sacked.
- 3. It is a country where corruption is rife.
- 4. Speculation was rife as to whom the prince might marry.
- 5. Disease is rife in the area.
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