sies

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See also: Sies, síes, and -sies

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Afrikaans

Interjection[edit]

sies

  1. (South Africa) Expressing disgust, disappointment, or annoyance.
    • 2008, William Higham, Nakada's Touch (page 316)
      'Sies, man,' a voice said. 'You're a domkop. How you gonna see 'em?'
    • 2011, Niq Mhlongo, After Tears (page 13)
      Sies, man!” she said to herself. “Where are the men of this house? Is anybody home?”

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sies

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sie

Noun[edit]

sies

  1. plural of sie

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ziːs/
  • Hyphenation: sies

Contraction[edit]

sies

  1. Contraction of sie es.
    • 1843, Brothers Grimm, “Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich”, in Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, Band 1[1], 5th edition, page 4:
      Als der Frosch auf den Stuhl gekommen war, sprach er „nun schieb mir dein goldenes Tellerlein näher, damit wir zusammen essen.“ Das that sie nun, aber man sah wohl daß sies nicht gerne that. Der Frosch ließ sichs gut schmecken, aber ihr blieb fast jedes Bißlein im Halse.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sies

  1. sweet

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Ladin cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sies
    Ordinal : sest

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex.

Adjective[edit]

sies

  1. six

Noun[edit]

sies m (uncountable)

  1. six

Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic أَساس(ʾasās). The plural form by analogy with certain other monosyllabic nouns with the vowel -ie-, such as bieb or wied. Compare Moroccan Arabic ساس(sās).

Noun[edit]

sies m (plural sisien)

  1. foundation, basis

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic ساسَ(sāsa, to lead, direct) with semantic shift from leading to being led.

Verb[edit]

sies (imperfect jsus)

  1. (with wara) to follow persistently, to tail after
Conjugation[edit]
  • The perfect tense is highly archaic and not part of contemporary standard Maltese. It is replaced with kien + imperfect.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

sies

  1. passive form of si

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English chess.

Noun[edit]

sies m (plural {{{2}}})

  1. chess

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