Rife vs Nife - What's the difference?

rife | nife |

As a proper noun rife

is (region in northern morocco).

As a noun nife is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Widespread, common (especially of unpleasant or harmful things).
  • Smallpox was rife after the siege had been lifted.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Before the plague of London, inflammations of the lungs were rife and mortal.
  • * Milton
  • The tumult of loud mirth was rife .
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 170:
  • The 'denominational considerations' mentioned below relate, of course, to anti-Semitic feeling, which was already rife in Vienna during the last years of the nineteenth century.
  • * 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic climbs highest to sink Benfica'' (in ''The Guardian , 15 May 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/may/15/benfica-chelsea-europa-league]
  • They will have to reflect on a seventh successive defeat in a European final while Chelsea try to make sense of an eccentric season rife with controversy and bad feeling but once again one finishing on an exhilarating high.
  • Abounding; present in large numbers, plentiful.
  • These woodlands are rife with red deer.
  • (obsolete) Having power; active; nimble.
  • * J. Webster
  • What! I am rife a little yet.


    (en adverb)
  • Plentifully, abundantly.
  • The snowdrops grow rife on the slopes of Mount Pembroke.


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    (wikipedia nife)

    Alternative forms

    * Nife, NiFe


  • (geology) nickel–iron, especially the material that makes up the core of the Earth
  • See also

    * KREEP * sial * sima