See also: Ds, DS, dS, ds., d's, D's, D.S., D. S., and ḏs

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

ds

  1. (metrology) Symbol for decisecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−1 seconds.

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ds

  1. plural of d

Usage notesEdit

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

AnagramsEdit


EgyptianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dsW22

 m

  1. jar
  2. a measure of volume used for beer.
InflectionEdit
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

d
z
T30
O39

 m

  1. flint
InflectionEdit
Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dsT30

 m

  1. knife
    • c. 1900 BCE, The Instructions of Kagemni (pPrisse/pBN 183) lines 1.2–1.3:
      spdM44Y1dsWT30
      Z2
      rt
      h
      rdD54m&a t
      n
      T14G41nDsD35
      n
      HHnn
      D54
      D35isHrZ1z
      p
      zp
      f
      spd dsw r th-mtn nn ḥn nj js ḥr zp.f
      Sharp are the knives against one who transgresses the path; there is no haste except at its proper time.
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN