sich

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English[edit]

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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]

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]

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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 978-5-11-000647-0.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sich ‎(not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of such.

Pronoun[edit]

sich

  1. Eye dialect spelling of such.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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).

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External links[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