fess

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From confess, by shortening.

Verb[edit]

fess (third-person singular simple present fesses, present participle fessing, simple past and past participle fessed)

  1. To confess; to admit.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse, from Latin fascia. Doublet of fascia.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fess (plural fesses)

  1. (heraldry) A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’, Norton 2005 p.294:
      Lord Robert Walsingham de Vere St. Simon, second son of the Duke of Balmoral—Hum! Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a fess sable.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 420:
      The space where the arms of Wolsey used to be is being repainted with his own newly granted arms: azure, on a fess between three lions rampant or, a rose gules, barbed vert, between two Cornish choughs proper.
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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Viennese German fesch (smart, stylish), from English fashionable.[1]

Adjective[edit]

fess (comparative fessebb, superlative legfessebb)

  1. (colloquial, dated) smart, stylish, chic
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fess fessek
accusative fesset fesseket
dative fessnek fesseknek
instrumental fessel fessekkel
causal-final fessért fessekért
translative fessé fessekké
terminative fessig fessekig
essive-formal fessként fessekként
essive-modal fessül
inessive fessben fessekben
superessive fessen fesseken
adessive fessnél fesseknél
illative fessbe fessekbe
sublative fessre fessekre
allative fesshez fessekhez
elative fessből fessekből
delative fessről fessekről
ablative fesstől fessektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
fessé fesseké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
fesséi fessekéi

Etymology 2[edit]

fest +‎ -j

Verb[edit]

fess

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of fest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fesse

Noun[edit]

fess

  1. bottom, buttock, arse

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·fess

  1. passive singular perfect prototonic of ro·finnadar

Mutation[edit]

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

Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fesse

Noun[edit]

fess

  1. bottom, buttock, arse

References[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français