From Middle English tosen, from Old English *tāsan (“to tease”), from Proto-Germanic *taisaną (“to tug, separate, shred”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, separate”). Cognate with Old High German zeisan (“to tease, pick wool”). Related also to Dutch tezen (“to draw, pull, scratch”), German zeisen (“to pluck, pluck apart”), Danish tæse (“to tease”), Old English tǣsan (“to tease”). More at tease.
- Rhymes: -ɔzi
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of tosar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of tosar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of tosar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of tosar