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- 3 Norwegian Nynorsk
- 4 Old Irish
- 5 Swedish
dess (plural desses)
- 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)
- 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)
- 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.
- “dess” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
This adjective needs an inflection-table template.
- “dess” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- (possessive) its (3rd person singular inanimate common and neuter genitive)
- At a specific given timen
*Not universally accepted.