soy

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Etymology[edit]

From the Satsuma dialect 醤油 (そい, soi) [soj] (a variant of standard Japanese word 醤油 (しょうゆ, shōyu)), from Old to Middle Japanese 醤油 (しやうゆ, shiyauyu), from Middle Chinese 醬油 (tsjàng-yuw), from (bean paste) + (oil).

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soy (uncountable)

  1. A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term soy sauce.
    I like a little soy with my rice.
    • 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook, p381
      Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy, as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
  2. Soybeans. Often used attributively.
    These candles are made from soy.
    The soy crop is looking good this year.

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soy

  1. oneself

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Spanish[edit]

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soy

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ser.
    Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán.
    I am not a sailor, I am a captain.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *suHyús. Cognate with Tocharian A se, Old Armenian ուստր (ustr) and Ancient Greek υἱύς (huiús). Confer also the diminituve form soṃśke reflecting the alternative Proto-Indo-European root for "son".

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soy m

  1. son

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic [script?] (soy), from Proto-Turkic.

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soy

  1. ancestry
  2. descent
  3. family
  4. kin
  5. lineage
  6. sort
  7. tribe
  8. origin
  9. pedigree
  10. progeny