See also: Siu, SIU, siû, siú, siū, and -siu

Middle High German

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old High German siu, si, from Proto-West Germanic *si(j)u, *sī, from Proto-Germanic *sī.

Alternative forms

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Pronoun

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siu f

  1. she
Inflection
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Middle High German personal pronouns
Number Person Gender Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative
Singular First ich mîn mir mich
Second du, dîn dir dich
Third Masculine ër sîn im(e) in
Feminine siu (, si) ir(e) ir(e) sie (, si)
Neuter ëȥ es im(e) ëȥ
Plural First wir unser uns unsich, uns
Second ir iuwer iu iuch
Third Masculine sie (, si) ir(e) in sie (, si)
Feminine
Neuter siu, (, si) siu (, si)
Descendants
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  • Alemannic German: si
  • Bavarian:
    Cimbrian: zi, si; ze
    Mòcheno: si
  • German: sie
  • Hunsrik: sie
  • Luxembourgish: si
  • Yiddish: זי (zi)

Etymology 2

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Inherited from Old High German siu.

Pronoun

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siu n pl

  1. nominative/accusative neuter plural of ëȥ

Old Danish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Norse sjau.

Numeral

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siu

  1. seven

Descendants

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Old Dutch

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *iz and *hiz. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronoun

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siu

  1. she

Declension

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Descendants

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Further reading

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  • siu”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

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Old Irish

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Etymology

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Originally the dative of so (this).

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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siu

  1. here
    Synonym: sund
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 111c13
      Is hé ru·fiastar cumachtae inna díglae do·mbi{u}r-siu húa londas, intí du·écigi{gi} is ar trócairi ⁊ censi du·bir-siu forunni siu innahí fo·daimem ré techt innúnn.
      He who will know the power of the punishment which you sg inflict by means of wrath, it is he who will see that it is for the sake of mercy and gentleness that you inflict on us here the things that we suffer before going there.

Determiner

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siu

  1. Alternative form of so used after the deictic particle í and its derivatives

Further reading

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Old Saxon

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *iz and *hiz.

Pronoun

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siu f

  1. she

Descendants

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  • Low German: se

Pronoun

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siu n pl

  1. they

Declension

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  • Low German: se

Old Swedish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Norse sjau, from Proto-Germanic *sebun, from earlier *sebunt, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

Numeral

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siū

  1. seven

Descendants

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Sicilian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Latin sēbum (sebum).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsiu/
  • Hyphenation: si‧u

Noun

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siu m (plural sii)

  1. fat, sebum

Ternate

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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siu

  1. (transitive) to slice

Conjugation

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Conjugation of siu
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tosiu fosiu misiu
2nd nosiu nisiu
3rd Masculine osiu isiu, yosiu
Feminine mosiu
Neuter isiu
- archaic

References

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  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh