oes

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See also: OES, OES., -ões, ös, öš, and -ös

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

oes

  1. (rare) plural of o, the name of the letter O.
    • 1625, Francis [Bacon], “Of Masques and Triumphs”, in The Essayes [], 3rd edition, London: [] Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, OCLC 863521290:
      The Colours, that shew best by Candlelight, are; White, Carnation, and a Kinde of Sea-Water-Greene; And Oes, or Spangs, as they are of no great Cost, so they are of most Glory.
    • 1842, Alfred Tennyson, The Epic
      Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes, / Deep-chested music.
    • 1856, Goold Brown, The First Lines of English Grammar, page 10:
      These names [] may form regular plurals; thus, Aes, Bees, Cees, Dees, Ees, Effs, Gees, Aitches, Ies, Jays, Kays, Ells, Ems, Ens, Oes, Pees, Kues, Ars, Esses, Tees, Ues, Vees, Double-ues, Exes, Wies, Zees.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Southern Dutch oest (Flemish and Zeelandic form of oogst), from Middle Dutch oest, from Old French aoust, from Latin augustus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oes (plural oeste)

  1. harvest

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

oes

  1. second-person singular present indicative of oír

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oes

  1. plural of o

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with English "if is", German "ob ist". Probably Celtic "op is" with the p disappearing giving "o is".

Verb[edit]

oes

  1. (in a question) is there; are there?
  2. (in answer to a question beginning with oes) yes

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Welsh ois, from Proto-Brythonic *oɨs, from Proto-Celtic *aissom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ey- (life, age). Ultimately cognate with Welsh oed, Latin aevus.

Noun[edit]

oes f (plural oesoedd)

  1. age, period
    Oes yr
    the Ice Age
  2. life, lifetime, lifespan
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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “oes”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), “*ay-sso-, *ay-to-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 51

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
oes unchanged unchanged hoes
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.