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.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. plural of dea

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dĕes

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

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Conjunction[edit]

dees

  1. unless
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

dees

  1. second-person singular present indicative of doen

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dees

  1. Alternative form of deis