dees

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. plural of dee, the name of the letter D.
  2. Something shaped like the letter D.
    The pommel is furnished with dees.
  3. (colloquial) Police detectives.
    The dees are about.

Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. plural of dea

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested from the sixteenth century, possibly earlier.

Determiner[edit]

dees

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of deze
    Ik wil dees hebben, mag ik er een?I want to have this one, can I have one?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Historically not uncommonly encountered even in writing, but today considered typical of spoken language, especially that of children.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēes

  1. second-person singular present active imperative/indicative of dēsum

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Middle High German deist (that is), contraction of daz or dat + ist. Compare German es sei denn (literally it be then) and the use of English that is to introduce a specification or additional requirement.

Alternatives include some formation with Luxembourgish ees (once, sometime), from Middle High German eins, or possibly a contraction similar to Dutch tenzij, based on Middle High German et en (“it be not”), where the loss of the stressed final syllable would be unexpected, however.

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Conjunction[edit]

dees

  1. unless
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of doen (to do, to make).

Verb[edit]

dees

  1. second-person singular present indicative of doen

Middle Dutch[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dees

  1. inflection of dese:
    1. masculine nominative singular
    2. feminine nominative/accusative singular
    3. nominative/accusative plural

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. Alternative form of deis (dais)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French des, plural of de. Owing to the noun's frequent use in the plural, sometimes, as in Modern English, reinterpreted as a singular.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. plural of dee (die)

Noun[edit]

dees (plural dees or dyses)

  1. Synonym of dee (die)
Descendants[edit]
  • English: dice
  • Scots: dice

Semai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer [Term?]. Compare Koho dous (debt; fine).

Noun[edit]

dees[1]

  1. debt

Adjective[edit]

dees

  1. bad

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basrim bin Ngah Aching (2008) Kamus Engròq Semay – Engròq Malaysia, Kamus Bahasa Semai – Bahasa Malaysia, Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia