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Asturian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. yes (word used to indicate agreement or acceptance)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. yes (affirmation; commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question)

Adverb[edit]

  1. The opposite of 'not'.
    No parles català? — parlo català!
    Do you not speak Catalan? — I do speak Catalan!

Usage notes[edit]

  • is used to add positive emphasis to the verb, much like the auxiliary do in affirmative sentences in English. It generally contrasts with a previous no, and is placed in the same location within the sentence.

Antonyms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. behold (imperative of the verb 'at síggja' (to see))

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Schi (ski)

Noun[edit]

(plural sík)

  1. ski
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

Etymology 2[edit]

An onomatopoeia (sound imitation)

Verb[edit]

  1. (obsolete) howl, cry, whiz
Related terms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish side, from Old Irish síd (fairy mound).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

m (genitive , nominative plural síthe)

  1. fairy mound
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *sī, from Proto-Indo-European *sih₂.

Pronoun[edit]

(conjunctive)

  1. she
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
shí
after "an", tsí
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sī (compare Welsh hi), from a blend of Proto-Indo-European *só (this) + Proto-Indo-European *íh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. she
    fri gábud condon·fóir. – "May she protect us against danger.
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
    Is thol Dée. – "It is God's will."
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish:
  • Manx: ee
  • Scottish Gaelic: i

Etymology 2[edit]

See síi.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Alternative spelling of síi.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sīc (est).

Interjection[edit]

  1. yes, affirmation. Commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question.
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
  • no
  • nel (colloquial, Mexico)
Usage notes[edit]

As an affirmation, this term has in Spanish a usage that is not explicitly translated into English, since it could sound like a pleonasm, being that "positively", "affirmatively", and always related to a negation (explicit or not):

  • Él puede, yo no = he (positively) can, I can not.
    Esto es una fiesta = this (affirmatively) is a party = this is what I call a party.
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural síes)

  1. yes; aye, ay; approbation, acceptance
    Ganaron los síes = acceptance won = (proposal) was accepted

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sibi

Pronoun[edit]

  1. Third person reflexive pronoun
    para “for him/itself”
    para “for her/itself”

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