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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zɛi̯/ (stressed), IPA(key): /zə/ (unstressed)
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  • Homophones: zei

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch , from Old Dutch siu, sia, from Proto-Germanic *iz and *hiz.

PronounEdit

zij

  1. Third person singular feminine pronoun; she
  2. Third person plural pronoun; they
InflectionEdit


Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: sy

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of zijde (side).

NounEdit

zij f (plural zijden, diminutive zijtje n)

  1. side (the side of one's body); flank

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of zijde (silk).

NounEdit

zij f (uncountable)

  1. silk

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

zij

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of zijn
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of wezen
  3. (Belgium) singular imperative of zijn