English edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: ĕs, IPA(key): /ˈɛs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun edit

ess (plural esses)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
    • 1998, Ricardo Corona, "These Esses" ("Eses esses"), in Other Shores (Outras Praias), translated by Ricardo Corona & Charles Perrone
      these esses / change in design / and senses themselves / $ // it's as if / the ess / were the sounds / of success
    • 2004, Will Rogers, The Stonking Steps, page 170:
      I have drunk en-ee-cee-tee-ay-ar from the ef-ell-oh-doubleyou-ee-ar-ess in his gee-ay-ar-dee-ee-en many a time.
  2. Something shaped like the letter S. (See esses)

Usage notes edit

  • Compounds are normally spelled es: es-hook, es-link, etc.

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

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Verb edit

ess (third-person singular simple present esses, present participle essing, simple past and past participle essed)

  1. To move in a changing direction, forming the shape of a letter S.

Hypernyms edit

Translations edit

Anagrams edit

Cimbrian edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German esche, asche, from Old High German asc, from Proto-Germanic *askaz (ash tree). Cognate with German Esche, English ash.

Noun edit

ess m (plural ésse)

  1. (Sette Comuni) ash (tree)
    Memme ésse manzich machan biil èrbot.
    Many things can be done with ash wood.

Declension edit

References edit

  • “ess” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Estonian edit

Noun edit

ess (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.

Faroese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
Declension edit
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

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Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. (card games) ace
Declension edit
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

Etymology 3 edit

Noun edit

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. (music) E-flat
Declension edit
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

German edit

Verb edit

ess

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular present of essen
    Synonym: (standard) esse
  2. (colloquial) singular imperative of essen
    Synonym: (standard) iss

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

esik +‎ -j

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

ess

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of esik

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

ess

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
Declension edit
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ess essek
accusative esset esseket
dative essnek esseknek
instrumental essel essekkel
causal-final essért essekért
translative essé essekké
terminative essig essekig
essive-formal essként essekként
essive-modal
inessive essben essekben
superessive essen esseken
adessive essnél esseknél
illative essbe essekbe
sublative essre essekre
allative esshez essekhez
elative essből essekből
delative essről essekről
ablative esstől essektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
essé esseké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
esséi essekéi
Possessive forms of ess
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. essem esseim
2nd person sing. essed esseid
3rd person sing. esse essei
1st person plural essünk esseink
2nd person plural essetek esseitek
3rd person plural essük esseik

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Further reading edit

  • ess in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ess n (genitive singular ess, nominative plural ess)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
  2. (music) bocal (on a bassoon)
  3. (poetic) horse

Declension edit

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
Spar ess (ace of spades)

Etymology edit

From Latin as, via Middle Low German es.

Noun edit

ess n (definite singular esset, indefinite plural ess, definite plural essa or essene)

  1. an ace (playing card; or someone very proficient)

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology 1 edit

 
sparess

From Latin as, via Middle Low German es.

Noun edit

ess n (definite singular esset, indefinite plural ess, definite plural essa)

  1. (card games) an ace
  2. (idiomatic) a high-performing] athlete
Usage notes edit
  • Prior to a revision in 2019, this noun was also considered grammatically masculine.[1] The forms essen, essar, and essane were then made obsolete.

Etymology 2 edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Ess (alternative capitalization)

Noun edit

ess m (definite singular essen, indefinite plural essar, definite plural essane)

  1. (music) E-flat

References edit

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

Anagrams edit

Old Irish edit

Noun edit

ess

  1. Alternative form of es (cataract, rapid) m
  2. Alternative form of es (vessel) n
  3. Alternative form of es (death)
  4. Alternative form of es (ox)

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ess unchanged n-ess
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Penobscot edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Algonquian *e·hsa (shell; mollusk). Cognate with Unami èhës.

Noun edit

ess anim (plural èssak, possessed wətéssomal)

  1. clam, bivalve, mussel, bivalve shell

Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

  • äss (meanings 1 and 2 below)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ess n

  1. ace; a card with one mark
  2. ace; someone very proficient
  3. (music) E-flat

Declension edit

Declension of ess 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess esset ess essen
Genitive ess essets ess essens

See also edit

Playing cards in Swedish · kort (layout · text)
             
ess, äss tvåa, två trea, tre fyra femma, fem sexa, sex sjua, sju
             
åtta nia, nio tia, tio knekt dam, drottning kung joker

Anagrams edit

Võro edit

Noun edit

ess (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.

Inflection edit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Yola edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English asse, from Old English assa.

Noun edit

ess

  1. ass (donkey)

References edit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 38