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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sīc.

ParticleEdit

  1. yes (word used to indicate agreement or acceptance)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sīc.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

  1. yes (affirmation; commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question)

AdverbEdit

  1. The opposite of 'not'.
    No parles català? — parlo català!
    Do you not speak Catalan? — I do speak Catalan!

Usage notesEdit

  • is used to add positive emphasis to the verb, much like the auxiliary do in affirmative sentences in English. It generally contrasts with a previous no, and is placed in the same location within the sentence. This is a usage the word shares with Spanish.

AntonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


FaroeseEdit

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃiː]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from German Schi (ski).

NounEdit

(plural sík)

  1. ski
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative sík
accusative sít síket
dative sínek síknek
instrumental sível síkkel
causal-final síért síkért
translative sívé síkké
terminative síig síkig
essive-formal síként síkként
essive-modal
inessive síben síkben
superessive sín síken
adessive sínél síknél
illative síbe síkbe
sublative síre síkre
allative síhez síkhez
elative síből síkből
delative síről síkről
ablative sítől síktől
Possessive forms of
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. sím síjeim
2nd person sing. síd síjeid
3rd person sing. síje síjei
1st person plural sínk síjeink
2nd person plural sítek síjeitek
3rd person plural síjük síjeik
Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

Etymology 2Edit

An onomatopoeia (sound imitation).

VerbEdit

  1. (obsolete) howl, cry, whiz

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

  1. Used only in set phrases

Derived termsEdit

  • sí og æ (always, permanently, continually)

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish side, from Old Irish síd (fairy mound).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

 m (genitive singular , nominative plural síthe)

  1. fairy mound, tumulus
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *sī, from Proto-Indo-European *sih₂.

PronounEdit

(emphatic form sise, conjunctive)

  1. she
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
See alsoEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
shí
after an, tsí
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

(Zhuyin ㄙˊ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of 𦔌
  2. Pinyin transcription of 𧬊

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *sī (compare Welsh hi), from a blend of Proto-Indo-European *só (this) + *íh₂.

PronounEdit

  1. she
    fri gábud condon·fóir.
    May she protect us against danger.
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
    Is thol Dée.
    It is God's will.
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Irish:
  • Manx: ee
  • Scottish Gaelic: i

Etymology 2Edit

See síi.

PronounEdit

  1. Alternative spelling of síi

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin sīc (est).

ParticleEdit

  1. yes, affirmation. Commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question.
Usage notesEdit

As an affirmation, this term has in Spanish a usage that is not usually explicitly translated into English, since it could sound like a pleonasm, being that "positively", "affirmatively", and always related to a negation (explicit or not):

  • Él puede, yo no
    He (positively) can, I cannot.
    Esto es una fiesta.
    This sure is a party. / This is what I call a party.
    No sabemos si es sostenible, pero lo que sabemos es que funciona muy bien.
    We don't know if it's sustainable, but what we do know is that it works very well.
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
  • no
  • nel (colloquial, Mexico)
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

 m (plural síes)

  1. yes; aye, ay; approbation, acceptance
    Ganaron los síes.
    The ayes have it.

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin sibi.

PronounEdit

  1. himself, herself, itself, themselves, yourself, yourselves (form of se used after prepositions)
    para for himself/herself/itself/themselves/yourself/yourselves
See alsoEdit

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