ds

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See also: Ds, DS, dS, ds., d's, D's, D.S., D. S., and ḏs

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ds

  1. (metrology) Symbol for decisecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−1 seconds.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ds

  1. plural of d

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. 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.

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dsW22

 m

  1. jar
  2. a measure of volume used for beer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

d
z
T30
O39

 m

  1. flint
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Noun[edit]

dsT30

 m

  1. knife
    • c. 1900 BCE, The Instructions of Kagemni (pPrisse/pBN 183) lines 1.2–1.3:
      spdM44Y1dsWT30
      Z2
      rt
      h
      rdD54m&a t
      n
      T14G41nDsD35
      n
      HHnn
      D54
      D35isHrZ1z
      p
      zp
      f
      spd dsw r th-mtn nn ḥn nj js ḥr zp.f
      Sharp are the knives against one who transgresses the path; there is no haste except at its proper time.
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References[edit]

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN