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  1. (metrology) Symbol for centisecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−2 seconds.
  2. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Czech.


Etymology 1[edit]



  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of 'cause. (because)
    • 2020 December 3, @nsyhjtjla, Twitter[1], archived from the original on 28 September 2023:
      Its a given. Exo undeniabley made a huge mark on everyone and its impossible for their standings to be affected just cs theyre on hiatus. Congrats exo and exols 💖💖
    • 2020 December 8, u/ftwlwi, “Slow motion”, in Reddit[2], r/VALORANT, archived from the original on 28 September 2023:
      No.. it doesnt, i thought maybe its cs of adrenaline since whenever i play, i am super excited cs i dont have time
    • 2021 October 9, “Rogan talks about covi and chickenpox”, in Reddit[3], r/JoeRogan, archived from the original on 28 September 2023:
      I read somewhere that his audience shrunk big time since spotifucky deal. Not know if its cs of his dumb shit or whatever... but hes been obnoxious at times since he moved... cant stop yammering about the same shit.
    • 2023 July 5, @aHoeInDisguise, Twitter[4], archived from the original on 28 September 2023:
      just asked my friend why i don't have a family WhatsApp group and they said its cs i don't have a family😭
    • 2023 September 23, @elckity, Twitter[5], archived from the original on 28 September 2023:
      i would be very thankful if y'all stopped misgendering me, you can love me you can hate me but before saying anything check my bio for pronouns. y'all just assume that im a girl cs of my name. i hate that i have to beg people to use my right pronouns.

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. plural of c
Usage notes[edit]
  • Opinions vary regarding the use of apostrophes when forming the plurals of letters of the alphabet. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.



Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Protestant; obsolete) cz, (Protestant; archaic) ts, (Catholic; obsolete) ch


  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃ]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃeː]
  • (file)


cs (lower case, upper case Cs)

  1. The fifth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called csé and written in the Latin script.


Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative cs cs-k
accusative cs-t cs-ket
dative cs-nek cs-knek
instrumental cs-vel cs-kkel
causal-final cs-ért cs-kért
translative cs-vé cs-kké
terminative cs-ig cs-kig
essive-formal cs-ként cs-kként
inessive cs-ben cs-kben
superessive cs-n cs-ken
adessive cs-nél cs-knél
illative cs-be cs-kbe
sublative cs-re cs-kre
allative cs-hez cs-khez
elative cs-ből cs-kből
delative cs-ről cs-kről
ablative cs-től cs-ktől
possessive - singular
cs-é cs-ké
possessive - plural
cs-éi cs-kéi
Possessive forms of cs
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. cs-m cs-im
2nd person sing. cs-d cs-id
3rd person sing. cs-je cs-i
1st person plural cs-nk cs-ink
2nd person plural cs-tek cs-itek
3rd person plural cs-jük cs-ik

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • cs in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • cs in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)




  1. Abbreviation of cucharadas (spoonfuls).