lassie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of lass.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæsi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æsi

Noun[edit]

lassie (plural lassies)

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Northern England, Tyneside, Northumbria) A young girl, a lass, especially one seen as a sweetheart.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 27:
      I had been on a message for my father, and was walking home along the road, when I saw a tall, fine lassie coming over the bogland on the right hand side of the road.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      It was the day of warlocks and apparitions, now happily driven out by the zeal of the General Assembly. Witches pursued their wanchancy calling, bairns were spirited away, young lassies selled their souls to the Evil One, and the Accuser of the Brethren, in the shape of a black tyke, was seen about cottage doors in the gloaming.
    • 1994 [1993], Irvine Welsh, “Bang to Rites”, in Trainspotting, London: Minerva, →ISBN, page 220:
      She was caught in this git-a-man, git-a-bairn, git-a-hoose shite that lassies git drummed intae them, and hud nae real chance ay defining hersel ootside ay they mashed-tattie-fir-brains terms ay reference.
    • 2012, “Green Grow the Rushes”, performed by Celtic Woman:
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      The sweetest hours that e'er I spent
      Are spent among the lassies, oh

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After English Lassie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑsːie/, [ˈlɑs̠ːie̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑsːiː/, [ˈlɑs̠ːiː]
  • Rhymes: -ɑsːie
  • Syllabification(key): las‧si‧e

Noun[edit]

lassie

  1. (colloquial) rough collie (breed of dog)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lassie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative lassie lassiet
genitive lassien lassieiden
lassieitten
partitive lassieta lassieita
illative lassieen lassieihin
singular plural
nominative lassie lassiet
accusative nom. lassie lassiet
gen. lassien
genitive lassien lassieiden
lassieitten
partitive lassieta lassieita
inessive lassiessa lassieissa
elative lassiesta lassieista
illative lassieen lassieihin
adessive lassiella lassieilla
ablative lassielta lassieilta
allative lassielle lassieille
essive lassiena lassieina
translative lassieksi lassieiksi
instructive lassiein
abessive lassietta lassieitta
comitative lassieineen
Possessive forms of lassie (type valtio)
possessor singular plural
1st person lassieni lassiemme
2nd person lassiesi lassienne
3rd person lassiensa

Synonyms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, probably of North Germanic origin and related to Old Norse laskwa (unmarried) (feminine adjective), but of unknown ultimate origin.

Noun[edit]

lassie (plural lassies)

  1. A young girl, a lass.