sile

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See also: silé and Sile

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English syle, from Old English sȳl (column, pillar, support), from Proto-Germanic *sūliz (beam, post, column, pillar), Proto-Indo-European *ḱsewl-, *ḱswel- (log), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱsew-, *ḱes- (to scratch, comb). Cognate with Dutch zuil (pillar), German Säule (column, pillar), Norwegian sul (pillar), Icelandic súla (column), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌻𐍃 (sauls, pillar).

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Noun[edit]

sile (plural siles)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A column; pillar.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) A beam; rafter; one of the principal rafters of a building.
  3. (now chiefly dialectal) The foot or lower part of a couple or rafter; base.
  4. (now chiefly dialectal) A roof rafter or couple, usually one of a pair.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English silen, sylen, from Middle Low German silen ("to let off water, filter, strain"; > Low German silen, sielen), equivalent to sie +‎ -le. Cognate with German sielen (let off water, filter), Swedish sila (to strain, filter, sift), German Siel (drain, sewer, sluice).

Verb[edit]

sile (third-person singular simple present siles, present participle siling, simple past and past participle siled)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To strain, as milk; pass through a strainer or anything similar; filter.
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To flow down; drip; drop; fall; sink.
  3. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To settle down; calm or compose oneself.
  4. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To go; pass.
  5. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To boil gently; simmer.
  6. (intransitive, UK dialectal, Northern England) To pour with rain.

Noun[edit]

sile (plural siles)

  1. A sieve.
  2. A strainer or colander for liquids;
  3. That which is sifted or strained, hence, settlings; sediment; filth.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English *sile, from Old Norse síl (herring), from Proto-Germanic *sīlą, *sīlō (herring), of unknown origin. Cognate with Icelandic síld (herring), Norwegian and Danish sild (herring), dialectal Swedish sil (young fish, fry). Compare sild.

Noun[edit]

sile (plural siles)

  1. A young herring.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

sile

  1. first-person singular present indicative of siler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of siler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of siler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of siler
  5. second-person singular imperative of siler

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

silē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of sileō

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sile

  1. dative singular of siła
  2. locative singular of siła