See also: div., Div., div-, and див

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪv

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of division.

NounEdit

div (plural divs)

  1. (mathematics, computing) A function, implemented in many programming languages, that returns the result of a division of two integers.
  2. (web design) A section of a web page, or the div element that represents it in HTML code.
  3. (Britain, Eton College, school slang) A division; a lesson.
  4. (Britain, Winchester College) division; a subject with multidisciplinary scope.
  5. (military) A division.
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of divergence.

NounEdit

div

  1. (vector calculus) Divergence; a kind of differential operator.
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Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of divinity.

NounEdit

div (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, uncountable, slang) Divinity, as a school subject.
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Etymology 4Edit

UK, 1980s. Clipping of divvy (a foolish person).

NounEdit

div (plural divs)

  1. (Britain, slang) A foolish person; an idiot.
    • 2012, Caitlin Moran, Moranthology, Ebury Press 2012, p. 13:
      Too many commentators are quick to accuse their enemies of being evil. It's far, far more effective to point out that they're acting like divs instead.
    • 2016, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons & Rob Gibbons, Alan Partridge: Nomad, page 145:
      To put it bluntly – without wanting to attract the ire of mental-health charities – he was a div who went schizo.
    • 2017, Shappi Khorsandi, Nina Is Not OK (page 2)
      Zoe reads a lot and isn't a div like girls as pretty as her can be.

Etymology 5Edit

From Iranian Persian دیو(div, demon), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎡𐎺 (d-i-v /daivaʰ/, false god; demon), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *daywás (god, supernatural being), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god). Doublet of daeva and deva, and (via PIE) related to Tiw, Zeus, and deus. Compare the root *div- in divine and diva as well as *dei- in deity, deism etc.

NounEdit

div (plural divs)

  1. Alternative form of daeva

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BretonEdit

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

div f (masculine form daou)

  1. two

See alsoEdit

  • (cardinal number): Previous: unan. Next: teir

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *divъ. Compare Polish dziw, Russian ди́во (dívo).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

div m

  1. wonder
    Alenka v říši divůAlice in wonderland

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Further readingEdit

  • div in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • div in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

div

  1. (law enforcement) Abbreviation of divisi (division).

LatgalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of diveji, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *duwō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Akin to Latvian divi.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

div

  1. two

Usage notesEdit

  • div and divi are invariant for any gender and case, while diveji is declined.

ReferencesEdit

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN, page 33

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

tae div

  1. (auxiliary) Form of tae dae used in the east of Scotland as an auxiliary. Nowadays most often found in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.
    A div agree wi ye.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish دیو(div), from Persian دیو(div).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dȉv m (Cyrillic spelling ди̏в)

  1. giant

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

div

  1. div; the divergence operator

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