sich

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English[edit]

A sich rada, the highest branch of government of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. It was based at their administrative centre called the Zaporizhian Sich, a semi-autonomous Cossack polity in the 16th to 18th centuries.
A Zaporozhian Cossack

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ukrainian Січ (Sič), from Ukrainian сікти (sikty, to chop), alluding to the clearing of a forest for an encampment, or the building of a fort with trees that have been cut down.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /sit͡ʃ/

    • (file)

Noun[edit]

sich (plural sichs or siches)

  1. (historical) An administrative and military centre for the Zaporozhian and Danube Cossacks.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dmytro Yavornytsky; Ivan Svarnyk, transl. (1892) , L. L. Kiriyenko, editor, Історія Запорізьких Козаків, у трьох томах [History of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, in Three Volumes] (in Ukrainian), volume 1, Lviv: Видавництво "Світ" ["Svit" Publishing House], →ISBN.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sich (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of such.

Pronoun[edit]

sich

  1. Pronunciation spelling of such.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sich, from Old High German sih, from Proto-Germanic *sek. Compare Yiddish זיך(zikh), Dutch zich.

This pronoun was originally restricted to the accusative case, while simple personal pronouns were used in the dative. Dative use of sich in Middle High German was restricted to northern dialects of Central German. In Early Modern German, a rare dative sir also occurred, formed by analogy with mir, dir. An obstacle to the generalisation of this form was the use of sich in the plural, where there operated the conflicting analogy with the merged accusative/dative forms uns, euch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sich (both accusative and dative)

  1. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person singular: herself, himself, itself, oneself (direct or indirect object).
  2. (reflexive) Reflexive pronoun of the third person plural: themselves (direct or indirect object).

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • sich” in Duden online

Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sich (comparative mair sich, superlative maist sich)

  1. Alternative form of sic

Pronoun[edit]

sich

  1. Alternative form of sic