kis

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See also: Kis, KIs, kış, кіш, and киш

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kist, from Middle Dutch kiste, from Proto-Germanic *kistō, 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]

Interjection[edit]

kis

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

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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)

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Usage notes[edit]

Kis can only stand before a noun but never on its own. If it were to stand on its own (as a predicate, or a short reference to a noun phrase with this quality), kicsi must be used instead. (Note that the same syntactic difference exists between két and kettő in Hungarian, both of which mean 'two'.) Their distribution is comparable to that of "sick" and "ill" in English: "they are ill" (cf. kettő, kicsi, when used on their own) vs. "sick people" (cf. két, kis, i.e. used before a noun).


Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Finnish ken.

Pronoun[edit]

kis

  1. who

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

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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

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[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]

  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

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kiss.

Noun[edit]

kis

  1. kiss

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kis

  1. what? (nominative, interrogative)