sess

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetic form of assess.

Verb[edit]

sess (third-person singular simple present sesses, present participle sessing, simple past and past participle sessed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To lay a tax upon; to assess.

Noun[edit]

sess (plural sesses)

  1. (obsolete) A tax; an assessment.

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German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon sehs, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare German sechs, Dutch zes.

Numeral[edit]

sess

  1. (Low Prussian) six (6)

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sess, from Proto-Germanic *sessaz (seat). Cognate with Old English sess (seat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sess m (genitive singular sess, nominative plural sessar)

  1. place to sit, seat
    Synonym: sæti

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian sesso.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sess m (plural sessi)

  1. gender
  2. sex (sexual intercourse)

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sessaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sedstós.

Noun[edit]

sess m (genitive sess, plural sessar)

  1. seat

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: sess
  • Faroese: sessur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sess
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sess

References[edit]

  • sess in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press