See also: Sy, SY, Sỹ, .sy, s'y, and sy.

AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch zij, from Middle Dutch si.

PronounEdit

sy (object haar, possessive haar)

  1. she (subject)
Alternative formsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch zijn.

DeterminerEdit

sy

  1. his
  2. its
Alternative formsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From Dutch zijde, zij, from Middle Dutch side, from Old Dutch *sīda, from Proto-Germanic *sīdǭ.

NounEdit

sy (plural sye)

  1. side

Etymology 4Edit

From Dutch zijde, zij, from Middle Dutch side, from Old Dutch *sīda, from Latin sēda.

NounEdit

sy (uncountable)

  1. silk

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

sy

  1. present subjunctive of wees

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *asī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ókʷih₁ (dual), from singular *h₃okʷ- (compare Irish súil, Lithuanian akìs, Ancient Greek ὄσσε (ósse, eyes), English eye).

NounEdit

sy m (indefinite plural sy, definite singular syri, definite plural sytë)

  1. (anatomy) eye

DeclensionEdit

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sýja, from Proto-Germanic *siwjaną, cognate with Swedish sy, English sew. The verb goes back to Proto-Indo-European *syuh₁- (to sew), which is also the source of Latin suō, Sanskrit सीव्यति (sī́vyati), Lithuanian siū́ti.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sy (present tense syr or syer, past syede, past participle syet)

  1. sew
  2. stitch

InflectionEdit

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EgyptianEdit

RomanizationEdit

sy

  1. Alternative transliteration of zy.

GuaraníEdit

NounEdit

sy

  1. mother

IndonesianEdit

PronounEdit

sy

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of saya.
    Synonym: gw, w

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sy

  1. second-person singular present of byś

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sy

  1. Alternative form of siȝe

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sýja

VerbEdit

sy (imperative sy, present tense syr, simple past sydde, past participle sydd)

  1. to sew
  2. to stitch

Derived termsEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse sýja, from Proto-Germanic *siwjaną.

VerbEdit

sy (present tense syr, past tense sydde, past participle sydd/sytt, passive infinitive syast, present participle syande, imperative sy)

  1. (transitive) to sew
  2. (transitive, ergative) to stitch
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Short form of syde.

VerbEdit

sy (present tense syd, past tense saud, supine sodi)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1959; superseded by syde

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Old TupiEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sy

  1. mother (one's female parent)

ReferencesEdit

  • LEMOS BARBOSA, A. Curso de Tupi antigo. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José, 1956.
  • NAVARRO, E. A. Dicionário de tupi antigo: a língua indígena clássica do Brasil. São Paulo. Global. 2013.

PortugueseEdit

PronounEdit

sy (reflexive)

  1. Obsolete spelling of si

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sýja.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

sy (present syr, preterite sydde, supine sytt, imperative sy)

  1. to sew

ConjugationEdit

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sy (not mutable)

  1. Alternative form of sydd

West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronounEdit

sy

  1. she (third-person singular feminine pronoun)
    Synonym: hja
    Sy die.
    She did.
InflectionEdit
Further readingEdit
  • sy (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2Edit

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

PronounEdit

sy

  1. they (third-person plural pronoun)
    Synonym: hja
    Sy dienen.
    They did.
InflectionEdit
Further readingEdit
  • sy (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011