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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of hive

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳf; akin to Old Norse hūfr “ship's hull,” Latin cūpa “vat”

OTHER WORDS FROM hive

hiveless, adjectivehivelike, adjectivehiver, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hive

hive
/ (haɪv) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of hive

hivelike, adjective

Word Origin for hive

Old English hӯf; related to Westphalian hüwe, Old Norse hūfr ship's hull, Latin cūpa barrel, Greek kupē, Sanskrit kūpa cave
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