Origin: Fr, (long) live who? (i.e., which monarch or ruler do you support?, whose side are you on?), 3d pers. sing., pres. subj., of vivre, to live (< L vivere) + qui, who (< L)
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Origin: French, (long) live who? (a sentry's challenge to determine a person's political sympathies)
Origin: : qui, who
Origin: + vive
Origin: , third person sing. present subjunctive of vivre, to live.
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