kis

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See also: Kis, KIs, kiś, kış, Kiš, Kiş, кіш, and киш

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. plural of ki

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kist, from Middle Dutch kiste, from Proto-West Germanic *kistu, from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂.

Noun[edit]

kis (plural kiste, diminutive kissie)

  1. chest, box

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. cheese

References[edit]

  • Bartoli, Matteo Giulio (1906) Il Dalmatico: Resti di un’antica lingua romanza parlata da Veglia a Ragusa e sua collocazione nella Romània appenino-balcanica, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, published 2000

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis c (singular definite kisen, not used in plural form)

  1. sulfide mineral

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See kissa.

Interjection[edit]

kis

  1. used to attract a cat, often repeated
    kis kis, kippurahäntä
    here, kitty, kitty, "curly-tail"

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare to Turkish küçük and Turkmen kiçi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkiʃ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʃ

Adjective[edit]

kis (comparative kisebb, superlative legkisebb)

  1. small, little
    Synonyms: kicsi, -ka, -ke, -cska, -cske, -ikó (the meaning of ’little’ is often expressed with diminutive suffixes in Hungarian)

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words
Expressions

Usage notes[edit]

The numeral két (two) and the adjective kis (small, little) can only stand adjectively, before a noun (e.g. két alma (two apples) and kis alma (a small apple)). If they were to occur on their own (possibly also inflected), predicatively, or in reference to a whole noun phrase, the terms kettő (two) and kicsi (small) must be used instead: Csak kettő van (There are only two), Csak kicsi van (There is a small one only.) The same applies to compound numerals like tizenkét and tizenkettő (twelve). In terms of distribution, két and kis are like English sick (sick people ~ két/kis alma) while kettő and kicsi resemble ill (they are ill ~ csak kettő/kicsi van). The longer forms are definitely broader in use as they may also occur adjectively, whether for emphasis or as a form of colloquialism. As a rule of thumb, the short variants (két, kis) never stand on their own.

Further reading[edit]

  • kis in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Kashubian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Kies.

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. gravel

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Finnish ken.

Pronoun[edit]

kis

  1. who

Declension[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. Alternative form of cos

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

kis

  1. Alternative form of kissen

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Swedish kis (sense 1), and German Kies (sense 2)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis m (definite singular kisen, indefinite plural kiser, definite plural kisene)

  1. (slang) guy, dude
  2. (mineralogy) pyrite

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish kis (sense 1), and German Kies (sense 2)

Noun[edit]

kis m (definite singular kisen, indefinite plural kisar, definite plural kisane)

  1. (slang) guy, dude
  2. (mineralogy) pyrite

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation of kísel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȋs m inan

  1. vinegar

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative kís
genitive kísa
singular
nominative kís
accusative kís
genitive kísa
dative kísu
locative kísu
instrumental kísom

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kis”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis c

  1. a boy
    en tuff kis
    a tough boy
Declension[edit]
Declension of kis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kis kisen kisar kisarna
Genitive kis kisens kisars kisarnas
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German Kies.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kis c

  1. pyrite, fool's gold
Declension[edit]
Declension of kis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kis kisen kiser kiserna
Genitive kis kisens kisers kisernas
Synonyms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Finnish: kiisu

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kiss.

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. kiss

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kis

  1. what? (nominative, interrogative)