See also: Zs, ZS, zS, z's, and Z's

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

zs

  1. (metrology) Symbol for zeptosecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−21 seconds.

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

zs pl (plural only)

  1. plural of z
  2. Alternative form of z's (sleep)
    It's getting late: it's time to catch some zs.

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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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈʒ]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈʒeː]

LetterEdit

zs (lower case, upper case Zs)

  1. The forty-fourth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called zsé and written in the Latin script.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative zs zs-k
accusative zs-t zs-ket
dative zs-nek zs-knek
instrumental zs-vel zs-kkel
causal-final zs-ért zs-kért
translative zs-vé zs-kké
terminative zs-ig zs-kig
essive-formal zs-ként zs-kként
essive-modal
inessive zs-ben zs-kben
superessive zs-n zs-ken
adessive zs-nél zs-knél
illative zs-be zs-kbe
sublative zs-re zs-kre
allative zs-hez zs-khez
elative zs-ből zs-kből
delative zs-ről zs-kről
ablative zs-től zs-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
zs-é zs-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
zs-éi zs-kéi
Possessive forms of zs
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. zs-m zs-im
2nd person sing. zs-d zs-id
3rd person sing. zs-je zs-i
1st person plural zs-nk zs-ink
2nd person plural zs-tek zs-itek
3rd person plural zs-jük zs-ik

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