ys

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See also: Ys, YS, yS, y's, and Y's

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ys

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the yoctosecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−24 seconds.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys

  1. plural form of y

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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 at page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states at paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual at page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ijs.

Noun[edit]

ys (uncountable)

  1. ice, frozen water
  2. (slang, drugs) ice, methamphetamine

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Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys f (singulative ysen)

  1. corn

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys m (genitive singular yss, no plural)

  1. noise, din, racket

Declension[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

ys

  1. is

References[edit]

p. 1, Arthur; A Short Sketch of his Life and History in English Verse of the First Half of the Fifteenth Century, Frederick Furnivall ed. EETS. Trübner & Co.: London. 1864.


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁esti, a form of *h₁es-; compare Old Irish is.

Verb[edit]

ys

  1. (literary) impersonal present progressive of bod

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