zij

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch , from Old Dutch siu, sia, from Proto-Germanic *iz and *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

zij

  1. Third person singular feminine pronoun; she
  2. Third person plural pronoun; they
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of zijde (side).

Noun[edit]

zij f (plural zijden, diminutive zijtje n)

  1. side (the side of one's body); flank

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of zijde (silk).

Noun[edit]

zij f (uncountable)

  1. silk

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

zij

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of zijn
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of wezen
  3. (Belgium) singular imperative of zijn