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See also: Cass, CASS, and Cass.



From French casser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin cassus (empty, hollow), and perhaps influenced by Latin quassare (to shake, shatter).


cass (third-person singular simple present casses, present participle cassing, simple past and past participle cassed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To render useless or void; to annul; to reject; to send away.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Raleigh to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



From Old Irish cos.



cass f (genitive singular coshey, plural cassyn)

  1. foot, leg
    Ta cass echey 'syn oaie.He has one foot in the grave.

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cass chass gass
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.