See also: Kis, KIs, kiś, kış, Kiš, Kiş, кіш, and киш

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kist, from Middle Dutch kiste, from Proto-West Germanic *kistu, from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂.

NounEdit

kis (plural kiste, diminutive kissie)

  1. chest, box

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

kis

  1. cheese

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartoli, Matteo Giulio (1906) Il Dalmatico: Resti di un’antica lingua romanza parlata da Veglia a Ragusa e sua collocazione nella Romània appenino-balcanica, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, published 2000

DanishEdit

NounEdit

kis c (singular definite kisen, not used in plural form)

  1. sulfide mineral

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See kissa.

InterjectionEdit

kis

  1. used to attract a cat, often repeated
    kis kis, kippurahäntä
    here, kitty, kitty, "curly-tail"

AnagramsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Turkic language, compare to Turkish küçük and Turkmen kiçi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkiʃ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʃ

AdjectiveEdit

kis (comparative kisebb, superlative legkisebb)

  1. small, little
    Synonyms: kicsi, -ka, -ke, -cska, -cske, -ikó (the meaning of ’little’ is often expressed with diminutive suffixes in Hungarian)

Derived termsEdit

Compound words
Expressions

Usage notesEdit

The numeral két (two) and the adjective kis (small, little) can only stand adjectively, before a noun (e.g. két alma (two apples) and kis alma (a small apple)). If they were to occur on their own (possibly also inflected), predicatively, or in reference to a whole noun phrase, the terms kettő (two) and kicsi (small) must be used instead: Csak kettő van (There are only two), Csak kicsi van (There is a small one only.) The same applies to compound numerals like tizenkét and tizenkettő (twelve). In terms of distribution, két and kis are like English sick (sick people ~ két/kis alma) while kettő and kicsi resemble ill (they are ill ~ csak kettő/kicsi van). The longer forms are definitely broader in use as they may also occur adjectively, whether for emphasis or as a form of colloquialism. As a rule of thumb, the short variants (két, kis) never stand on their own.

Further readingEdit

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

KashubianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German Kies.

NounEdit

kis

  1. gravel

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Finnish ken.

PronounEdit

kis

  1. who

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

kis

  1. Alternative form of cos

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

kis

  1. Alternative form of kissen

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish kis (sense 1), and German Kies (sense 2)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kis m (definite singular kisen, indefinite plural kiser, definite plural kisene)

  1. (slang) guy, dude
  2. (mineralogy) pyrite

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish kis (sense 1), and German Kies (sense 2)

NounEdit

kis m (definite singular kisen, indefinite plural kisar, definite plural kisane)

  1. (slang) guy, dude
  2. (mineralogy) pyrite

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation of kísel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kȋs m inan

  1. vinegar

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative kís
genitive kísa
singular
nominative kís
accusative kís
genitive kísa
dative kísu
locative kísu
instrumental kísom

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kis”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kis c

  1. a boy
    en tuff kis
    a tough boy
DeclensionEdit
Declension of kis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kis kisen kisar kisarna
Genitive kis kisens kisars kisarnas
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from German Kies.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kis c

  1. pyrite, fool's gold
DeclensionEdit
Declension of kis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kis kisen kiser kiserna
Genitive kis kisens kisers kisernas
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Finnish: kiisu

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English kiss.

NounEdit

kis

  1. kiss

VolapükEdit

PronounEdit

kis

  1. what? (nominative, interrogative)