ess

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See also: Ess, ESS, -ess, ess-, and ëss

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess (plural esses)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
  2. Something shaped like the letter S.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Compounds are normally spelled es: es-hook, es-link, etc.

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

ess (third-person singular simple present esses, present participle essing, simple past and past participle essed)

  1. To move in a changing direction, forming the shape of a letter S.

Hypernyms[edit]

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German esche, asche, from Old High German asc, from Proto-Germanic *askaz (ash tree). Cognate with German Esche, English ash.

Noun[edit]

ess m (plural ésse)

  1. (Sette Comuni) ash (tree)
    Memme ésse manzich machan biil èrbot.
    Many things can be done with ash wood.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • “ess” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.

Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
Declension[edit]
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. (card games) ace
Declension[edit]
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess n (genitive singular ess, plural ess)

  1. (music) E-flat
Declension[edit]
n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess essið ess essini
Accusative ess essið ess essini
Dative essi essinum essum essunum
Genitive ess essins essa essanna

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

ess

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular present of essen
  2. (colloquial) singular imperative of essen

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

esik +‎ -j

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ess

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of esik

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ess essek
accusative esset esseket
dative essnek esseknek
instrumental essel essekkel
causal-final essért essekért
translative essé essekké
terminative essig essekig
essive-formal essként essekként
essive-modal
inessive essben essekben
superessive essen esseken
adessive essnél esseknél
illative essbe essekbe
sublative essre essekre
allative esshez essekhez
elative essből essekből
delative essről essekről
ablative esstől essektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
essé esseké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
esséi essekéi
Possessive forms of ess
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. essem esseim
2nd person sing. essed esseid
3rd person sing. esse essei
1st person plural essünk esseink
2nd person plural essetek esseitek
3rd person plural essük esseik

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ess in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess n (genitive singular ess, nominative plural ess)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.
  2. (music) bocal (on a bassoon)
  3. (poetic) horse

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Spar ess (ace of spades)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin as, via Middle Low German es

Noun[edit]

ess n (definite singular esset, indefinite plural ess, definite plural essa or essene)

  1. an ace (playing card; or someone very proficient)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

sparess

From Latin as, via Middle Low German es.

Noun[edit]

ess n (definite singular esset, indefinite plural ess, definite plural essa)

  1. (card games) an ace

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Ess (alternative capitalization)

Noun[edit]

ess m (definite singular essen, indefinite plural essar, definite plural essane)

  1. (music) E-flat

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Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess

  1. Alternative form of es (cataract, rapid) m
  2. Alternative form of es (vessel) n
  3. Alternative form of es (death)
  4. Alternative form of es (ox)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ess unchanged n-ess
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • äss (meanings 1 and 2 below)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess n

  1. ace; a card with one mark
  2. ace; someone very proficient
  3. (music) E-flat

Declension[edit]

Declension of ess 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ess esset ess essen
Genitive ess essets ess essens

Anagrams[edit]


Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

ess

  1. ass (donkey)

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)