See also: Tass, TASS, TASs, TAS's, and tāss

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Etymology 1 edit

Partly from Middle English tas (heap), from Old French tas (heap), from Frankish *tas (mass, pile); and partly from Middle English taas (heap, mow of corn), from Old English tas (heap, mow of grain); both from Proto-Germanic *tasaz, *tassaz (heap, mow, stack), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂y- (to divide, split, section, part, separate). Related to Middle Dutch tas, tasse (heap, pile, Dutch tas), Middle Low German tas (mow of hay or wheat), Gothic 𐌿𐌽𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌰𐍃𐍃 (ungatass, disorganised, irregular); and possibly also to Old High German zetten (to straw, fertilise), Old Norse tað (spread dung). See tath.

Noun edit

tass (plural tasses)

  1. (rare or obsolete) A heap, pile.

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English *tasse, from Old French tasse (Modern French tasse (cup, cupful)). Cognate with Dutch tas (cup), German Tasse (mug). Doublet of tazza.

Noun edit

tass (plural tasses)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A cup or cupful.
    • 1824, Sir Walter Scott, Redgauntlet:
      "Here, Dougal," said the Laird, "gie Steenie a tass of brandy down stairs, till I count the siller and write the receipt."

Etymology 3 edit

From Middle English tasse, tache, from Old French tasse, tasche (purse; pouch), from Frankish *taskā (pouch), from Proto-Germanic *taskǭ, cognate with Old High German tasca (pouch), German Tasche (pocket; pouch).

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Noun edit

tass (plural tasses)

  1. Synonym of tasse

Etymology 4 edit

From Hindi [Term?].

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Noun edit

tass

  1. An Oriental silk fabric, with gold or silver thread.

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Estonian edit

 tass on Estonian Wikipedia
 
tass

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Tasse.[1]

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

tass (genitive tassi, partitive tassi)

  1. cup

Declension edit

Declension of tass (ÕS type 22e/riik, length gradation)
singular plural
nominative tass tassid
accusative nom.
gen. tassi
genitive tasside
partitive tassi tasse
tassisid
illative tassi
tassisse
tassidesse
tassesse
inessive tassis tassides
tasses
elative tassist tassidest
tassest
allative tassile tassidele
tassele
adessive tassil tassidel
tassel
ablative tassilt tassidelt
tasselt
translative tassiks tassideks
tasseks
terminative tassini tassideni
essive tassina tassidena
abessive tassita tassideta
comitative tassiga tassidega

References edit

  1. ^ tass in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN

Further reading edit

  • tass in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik
  • M. Langemets, M. Tiits, T. Valdre, L. Veskis, Ü. Viks, P. Voll, editors (2009), “tass”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language]‎[2] (online dictionary, in Estonian), 2nd edition, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation)
  • tass in Raadik, M., editor (2018), Eesti õigekeelsussõnaraamat ÕS 2018, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, →ISBN
  • tass in Sõnaveeb

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

Unknown. Possibly ultimately from Ancient Greek ταρσός (tarsós, flat of the foot, ankle, palm of the hand) (probably through Latin tarsus by way of German Tarsus or French tarse; compare English tarsal). Perhaps the meaning extended from "flat surface of the foot or palm" to "paw of an animal."[1]

Compare the verb tassa (to walk quietly), which could either be a formation from tass or otherwise imitative. Also compare German Tatze (paw).

Noun edit

tass c

  1. a paw (animal's foot)
    (räcka) vacker tass
    give a paw
    Den sov på verandan med huvudet mot tassarna och svansen i en graciös sväng runt benen.
    It slept on the porch with its head on its paws and the tail gracefully curled around the legs.
  2. (colloquial) a hand
    Bort med tassarna!
    Hands off! Paws off!
    skaka tass
    shake hands/paw

Usage notes edit

For a larger paw, like on a bear, other words are labb and ram.

Declension edit

Declension of tass 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tass tassen tassar tassarna
Genitive tass tassens tassars tassarnas

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Descendants edit

  • Finnish: tassu

References edit

  1. ^ tass”, in Svenska Akademiens ordbok [Dictionary of the Swedish Academy][1] (in Swedish), 1937

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