What is wife?

  • (noun): A married woman; a man's partner in marriage.
    Synonyms: married woman

Wife

A wife is a female lifetime partner in a continuing marital relationship. A wife may also be referred to as a spouse. The term continues to be applied to a woman who has separated from her husband and ceases to be applied to such a woman only when her marriage has come to an end following a legally recognised divorce or the death of her spouse. The rights and obligations of the wife in relation to her husband and others, and her status in the community and in law, varies between cultures and has varied over time. In a heterosexual relationship, a woman's spouse is her husband.

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Leucippe
... of Calchas and Theonoe Leucippe, the wife of Ilus and mother of Laomedon Leucippe, the wife of Thestius and mother of Iphicles, Prothous, and Cometes Leucippe, the wife of Laomedon Leucippe, the ...
Leonidas I - Life
... of the Spartan constitution, tried to prevail upon King Anaxandridas to set aside his wife and take another ... Anaxandridas refused, claiming his wife was blameless, whereupon the ephors agreed to allow him to take a second wife without setting aside his first ... This second wife, a descendent of Chilon the Wise, promptly bore a son, Cleomenes ...
Manannán Mac Lir - Familial Relations
... According to Táin Bó Cúailnge (the Cattle Raid of Cooley), his wife is the beautiful goddess, Fand ("Pearl of Beauty" or "A Tear" - later remembered as ... Other sources say his wife was the goddess Áine, though she is at other times said to be his daughter ... because of a bargain made with Manannán (either by him, or by his wife) to let Manannán have a child by his wife ...
Aesacus
... Aesacus sorrowed for the death of his wife or would-be lover, a daughter of the river Cebren, and was transformed into a bird ... The Bibliotheca makes Aesacus son of Priam's first wife Arisbe, daughter of Merops ... of Cebren for whom Aesacus mourns is his wife named Asterope ...
Vlad The Impaler - Family - First Marriage
... Vlad's first wife bore him two sons Mihnea I "the Bad" (Mihnea I cel Rău, ?-1510) and Mihail (?-1485) ... archer, having seen the shadow of Vlad's wife behind a window, shot an arrow through the window into Vlad's main quarters with a message warning him that Radu's army was approaching ... Upon reading the message, Vlad's wife threw herself from the tower into a tributary of the Argeș River flowing below the castle, saying she would rather rot and be eaten by the fish of the Argeș than ...

Famous quotes containing the word wife:

    Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a case like the present.
    William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879)

    A wife is property that one acquires by contract, she is transferable, because possession of her requires title; in fact, woman is, so to speak, only man’s appendage; consequently, slice, cut, clip her, you have all rights to her.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)