dess

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See also: deß and dess.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dess (plural desses)

  1. Obsolete form of dais.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dess in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þess, genitive of þat

Adverb[edit]

dess

  1. the, when used with two comparatives.
    Dess tynnere røret er, dess større er høydeforskjellen, ...
    The thinner the tube, the greater the difference in height, ... (Wikipedia Kapillarkrefter)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dess

  1. the (With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.)
    Dess sterkare, dess betre.
    The stronger, the better.

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dexswos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dess

  1. right (side, as opposed to left)
  2. south

Inflection[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative dess dess dess
Vocative deiss*
dess**
Accusative dess deiss
Genitive deiss deisse deiss
Dative dess deiss dess
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative deiss dessa
Vocative dessu
dessa
Accusative dessu
dessa
Genitive dess
Dative dessaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: deas
  • Scottish Gaelic: deas

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dess dess
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndess
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dess

  1. (possessive) its (3rd person singular inanimate common and neuter genitive)
  2. At a specific given timen

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

dess ?

  1. (music) D-flat

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