English

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Etymology 1

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Aphetic form of assess.

Verb

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sess (third-person singular simple present sesses, present participle sessing, simple past and past participle sessed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To lay a tax upon; to assess.

Noun

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sess (plural sesses)

  1. (obsolete) A tax; an assessment.

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Etymology 2

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Shortened from sensimilla.

Noun

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sess (plural sesses)

  1. (slang) marijuana, weed
    • 1994, Method Man featuring RZA, Inspectah Deck, Carlton Fisk & Streetlife, (lyrics and music), “Mr. Sandman”, in Tical[1]:
      Remedy for stress is three bags of sess / A day at my rest playin' chess, yes
    • 2001, Notch (lyrics and music), “Nuttin No Go So” (track 3), in Buy Out Riddim[2][3]:
      Well, from yuh never put no cocaine inna yuh cigarette. Before, yuh woulda prefer smoke 10 pound of sess.

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German Low German

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Etymology

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From Middle Low German ses, from Old Saxon sehs. Compare German sechs, Dutch zes.

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sess

  1. (Low Prussian) six (6)

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Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse sess, from Proto-Germanic *sessaz (seat). Cognate with Old English sess (seat).

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Noun

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sess m (genitive singular sess, nominative plural sessar)

  1. place to sit, seat
    Synonym: sæti

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Maltese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian sesso.

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Noun

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sess m (plural sessi)

  1. gender
  2. sex (sexual intercourse)

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse sess, from Proto-Germanic *sessaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sedstós. Related to sitte.

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sess m (definite singular sessen, indefinite plural sesser, definite plural sessene)

  1. seat
  2. rear, back, end

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old Norse sess, from Proto-Germanic *sessaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sedstós. Related to sitja.

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sess m (definite singular sessen, indefinite plural sessar, definite plural sessane)

  1. seat
  2. milking stool
  3. rear, back, end

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Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *sessaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sedstós. Cognate with Old English sess.

Noun

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sess m (genitive sess, plural sessar)

  1. seat

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Descendants

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  • Icelandic: sess
  • Faroese: sessur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sess
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sess

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  • sess”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press