See also: sip

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sib, from Old English sibb (related, akin, sib), from Proto-Germanic *sibjaz (related), from Proto-Indo-European *sebʰ-, *swebʰ- (one's own). Cognate with West Frisian besibbe (related), Middle Dutch sibbe (related), Middle Low German sibbe (related), Middle High German sippe (related), Icelandic sifi (related).

AdjectiveEdit

sib (comparative more sib, superlative most sib)

  1. Having kinship or relationship; related by same-bloodedness; having affinity; being akin; kindred.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English sib, sibbe, from Old English sibb (relationship; gossip; friendliness, kindness; love, friendship, peace, concord, unity, tranquility; peace of mind; a relative, kinsman, kinswoman), from Proto-Germanic *sibjō (kinship), from Proto-Indo-European *sebʰ-, *swebʰ- (one's own). Cognate with West Frisian sibbe (relative, family member), Dutch sibbe (sib), German Sippe (tribe, clan), Icelandic sifjar (in-laws), Latin suus (one's own).

NounEdit

sib (plural sibs)

  1. Kindred; kin; kinsmen; a body of persons related by blood in any degree.
  2. A kinsman; a blood relation; a relative, near or remote; one closely allied to another; an intimate companion.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      But she got up to go, and Domenico obeyed me too in mock meekness, making himself sib and coeval to Hortense, submissive to frowning elder brother, something incestuous in it.
  3. A sibling, brother or sister (irrespective of gender)
  4. (biology) Any group of animals or plants sharing a corresponding genetic relation
  5. A group of individuals unilaterally descended from a single (real or postulated) common ancestor
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English *sibben, *sibbien, from Old English sibbian (to make peace; rejoice), from Proto-Germanic *sibjōną (to reconcile), Proto-Indo-European *sebʰ-, *swebʰ- (one's own). Cognate with German sippen (to be in relationship with, become related to).

VerbEdit

sib (third-person singular simple present sibs, present participle sibbing, simple past and past participle sibbed)

  1. (transitive) To bring into relation; establish a relationship between; make friendly; reconcile.

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

AnagramsEdit


LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

sib

  1. rafsi of sidbo.

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sibiz. Cognate with Old English sife.

NounEdit

sib n

  1. A sieve

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *swiswis (compare Welsh chwichwi), a reduplicated form of *swīs (you, ye).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sib

  1. you (nominative plural), ye
    • circa 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 19c20
      It sib ata chomarpi Abracham.
      It is you who are Abraham's heirs.

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Related termsEdit

  • sibsi (emphatic)
  • sissi (emphatic)

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 13:54