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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vis, from Proto-Indo-European *weyǝ- (power).

More distantly, compare also vigil, vigor, and vital, from similar PIE roots and meanings (lively, power, life), via Latin.

Noun[edit]

vis (plural vires)

  1. Force; power.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis

  1. Abbreviation of viscount.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Tamil வீசை (vīcai) and/or Telugu వీసె (vīse)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis (plural visses)

  1. Alternative spelling of viss.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis (plural visse, diminutive vissie)

  1. fish

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *uitśi-(ā), from Proto-Indo-European *ueiḱ- 'house, settlement'. Cognate to Sanskrit विश् (víś, settlement, community, tribe), Ancient Greek οἰκία (oikia, house), Latin vicus (village).

Noun[edit]

vis m (indefinite plural vise, definite singular visi, definite plural viset)

  1. place, land, country

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vādō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. (first-person singular indicative present) I go.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis c

  1. manner, way

Adjective[edit]

vis (neuter vist, definite and plural vise, comparative visere, superlative visest)

  1. wise

Adjective[edit]

vis (neuter vist, definite and plural visse)

  1. sure, certain

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. Imperative of vise.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch visch, from Old Dutch fisk, visc, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-. Compare German Fisch, West Frisian fisk, English fish, Danish fisk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis m (plural vissen, diminutive visje n)

  1. fish

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vissen
  2. imperative of vissen

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French viz, from Latin vitis (vine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis f (plural vis)

  1. screw (metal fastener)

Etymology 2[edit]

see vivre

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of vivre
  2. Second-person singular indicative present form of vivre
  3. Second-person singular imperative present form of vivre

Etymology 3[edit]

see voir

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. First-person singular indicative past historic form of voir
  2. Second-person singular indicative past historic form of voir

Jèrriais[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular preterite of vaie

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From volō (wish).

Verb[edit]

vīs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of volō

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wīs, from Proto-Indo-European *weyǝ- (power).

Noun[edit]

vīs f (genitive vīs); third declension

  1. force, power
  2. violence
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and fighting.
  3. (figuratively) assault, affront
Usage notes[edit]

The plural forms of this noun are often treated as a separate plurale tantum noun.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, but with shortened stem in the singular.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vīs vīrēs
genitive ­*vīs1 vīrium
dative ­*1 vīribus
accusative vim vīrēs
ablative vīribus
vocative vīs vīrēs

1The genitive and dative singular forms are rarely used.


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

vis

  1. rafsi of viska.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vis (masculine vis; feminine vis; neuter vist; plural vise; comparative visere; superlative visest)

  1. wise

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. Imperative of vise.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin visus.

Noun[edit]

vis m (oblique plural vis, nominative singular vis, nominative plural vis)

  1. (anatomy) face
  2. opinion

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vis m pl, f pl

  1. plural form of vil

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin visum.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA: [vis]

Noun[edit]

vis n (plural visuri or vise)

  1. dream; vision

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vysь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vȋs m (Cyrillic spelling ви̑с)

  1. (expressively, in the literature) height
  2. summit (of a hill)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • vis” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse víss, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz.

Adjective[edit]

vis

  1. wise
Declension[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • In de tre vise männen (the three wise men), an antiquated weak masculine plural form vise is used.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vís, from Proto-Germanic *wīsą.

Noun[edit]

vis n

  1. a way; manner in which something is done or happens
Declension[edit]
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