See also: Dess, deß, and dess.

English edit

Noun edit

dess (plural desses)

  1. Obsolete form of dais.

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse þess, genitive of þat.

Adverb edit

dess

  1. the, when used with two comparatives.
    Dess tynnere røret er, dess større er høydeforskjellen, ...
    The thinner the tube, the greater the difference in height, ... (Wikipedia Kapillarkrefter)

Derived terms edit

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse þess, masculine or neuter genitive singular of þat n.

Adverb edit

dess

  1. the (With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.)
    Dess sterkare, dess betre.
    The stronger, the better.
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Determiner edit

dess

  1. (rare, literary); possessive form of det.

Pronoun edit

dess

  1. (rare, literary); possessive form of det.

Etymology 2 edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Dess (alternative capitalization)

Noun edit

dess m (definite singular dessen, indefinite plural dessar, definite plural dessane)

  1. (music) D-flat
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Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Celtic *dexswos.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

dess

  1. right (side, as opposed to left)
    • c. 845, St Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 17b2
      a lleth o laim deiss
      with the half from the right hand
  2. south

Inflection edit

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative dess dess dess
Vocative deiss*
dess**
Accusative dess deiss
Genitive deiss deisse deiss
Dative dess deiss dess
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative deiss dessa
Vocative dessu
dessa
Accusative dessu
dessa
Genitive dess
Dative dessaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants edit

  • Irish: deas
  • Scottish Gaelic: deas

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dess dess
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndess
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronoun edit

dess

  1. (possessive) its (3rd person singular inanimate common and neuter genitive)
  2. At a specific given time, then
    Sen dess har de rivit stället
    Since then, they've torn the place down
    Tills dess får du ha det så bra
    Until then, have a good time
  3. (chiefly in some expressions) Synonym of desto

Declension edit

Noun edit

dess n

  1. (music) D-flat

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