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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dees

  1. plural of dee, the name of the letter D.
  2. Something shaped like the letter D.
    • the pommel is furnished with dees.
  3. (colloquial) Police detectives.
    • the dees are about.

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

dees

  1. plural of dea

LatinEdit

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Middle High German deist (that is), contraction of daz or dat + ist. Compare German es sei denn (literally it be then) and the use of English that is to introduce a specification or additional requirement.

Alternatives include some formation with Luxembourgish ees (once, sometime), from Middle High German eins, or possibly a contraction similar to Dutch tenzij, based on Middle High German et en (“it be not”), where the loss of the stressed final syllable would be unexpected, however.

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

ConjunctionEdit

dees

  1. unless
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of doen (to do, to make).

VerbEdit

dees

  1. second-person singular present indicative of doen

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman deis.

NounEdit

dees

  1. Alternative form of deis

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French des, plural of de. Owing to the noun's frequent use in the plural, sometimes, as in Modern English, reinterpreted as a singular.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dees (plural dees or dyses)

  1. plural of dee
  2. Synonym of dee
DescendantsEdit
  • English: dice
  • Scots: dice