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EnglishEdit

 
A sich rada, the highest branch of government of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. It was based at their administrative centre called the Zaporizhian Sich, a semi-autonomous Cossack polity in the 16th to 18th centuries.
 
A Zaporozhian Cossack

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Ukrainian Січ(Sič), from Ukrainian сікти(sikty, to chop), alluding to the clearing of a forest for an encampment, or the building of a fort with trees that have been cut down.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sich ‎(plural sichs or siches)

  1. (historical) An administrative and military centre for the Zaporozhian and Danube Cossacks.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dmytro Yavornytsky; Ivan Svarnyk, transl. (1892), L. L. Kiriyenko, editor, Історія Запорізьких Козаків, у трьох томах [History of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, in Three Volumes] (in Ukrainian), volume 1, Lviv: Видавництво "Світ" ["Svit" Publishing House], ISBN 978-5-11-000647-0.

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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

sich ‎(not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of such.

PronounEdit

sich

  1. Eye dialect spelling of such.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German sih, from Proto-Germanic *sik. Compare Yiddish זיך(zikh), Dutch zich.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sich (both accusative and dative)

  1. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person singular: herself, himself, itself, oneself (direct or indirect object).
  2. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person plural: themselves (direct or indirect object).

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External linksEdit

  • sich in Duden online

ScotsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sich ‎(comparative mair sich, superlative maist sich)

  1. Alternative form of sic

PronounEdit

sich

  1. Alternative form of sic