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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dess (plural desses)

  1. Obsolete form of dais.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dess in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þess, genitive of þat

AdverbEdit

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 termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *dexswos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dess

  1. right (side, as opposed to left)
  2. south

InflectionEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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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SwedishEdit

PronounEdit

dess

  1. (possessive) its (3rd person singular inanimate common and neuter genitive)
  2. At a specific given timen

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

dess ?

  1. (music) D-flat