dizen

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • disen, dysyn

EtymologyEdit

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.

VerbEdit

dizen (third-person singular simple present dizens, present participle dizening, simple past and past participle dizened)

  1. (transitive) To dress with flax for spinning.
  2. (transitive) To dress with clothes; attire; deck; bedizen.
  3. (transitive, UK dialectal) To dress showily; adorn; dress out.

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TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): dizén
  • Hyphenation: di‧zen

NounEdit

dizen

  1. second-person singular simple present possessive form of dize
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