- disen, dysyn
From dialectal dize (“to put tow on a distaff”), from Middle English *disen, from Old English *disan, *disian, from *dise, *disen (“bunch of flax on a distaff”), from Proto-Germanic *disanō (“distaff”), of unknown origin, equivalent to dize + -en. Cognate with Middle Low German dise, disene (“distaff”). More at dize.
dizen (third-person singular simple present dizens, present participle dizening, simple past and past participle dizened)
- (transitive) To dress with flax for spinning.
- (transitive) To dress with clothes; attire; deck; bedizen.
- (transitive, UK dialectal) To dress showily; adorn; dress out.
- second-person singular simple present possessive form of dize
Read in another language
This page is available in 5 languages