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See also: Ys, YS, yS, y's, -ys, Y's, and -yś

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TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

ys

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the yoctosecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−24 seconds.

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ys

  1. plural of y

Usage notesEdit

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch ijs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ys (uncountable)

  1. ice, frozen water
  2. (slang, drugs) ice, methamphetamine

Derived termsEdit


CornishEdit

NounEdit

ys f (singulative ysen)

  1. corn

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

ys m (genitive singular yss, no plural)

  1. noise, din, racket

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

DeterminerEdit

ys

  1. Alternative form of his

PronounEdit

ys

  1. Alternative form of his

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

ys

  1. Alternative form of heo

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English īs.

NounEdit

ys (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of is (ice)

Etymology 4Edit

From Old English is.

VerbEdit

ys

  1. Alternative form of is (is)

WelshEdit

West FlemishEdit

NounEdit

ys n

  1. ice, frozen water