soy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1670s, from Dutch soja, from Satsuma Japanese 醤油 (そい, soi) [soj] (a variant of standard Japanese 醤油 (しょうゆ, shōyu)), from Old to Middle Japanese 醬油 (しやうゆ, shauyu), from Middle Chinese 醬油 (tsjàng-yuw), from (bean paste) + (oil).

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Noun[edit]

soy (usually uncountable, plural soys)

  1. A common East Asian liquid sauce, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water.
    I like a little soy with my rice.
    • 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook, p.381
      Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy, as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
  2. (often attributive) Soybeans.
    These candles are made from soy.
    The soy crop is looking good this year.

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Middle French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

soy

  1. oneself

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sum (I am). Compare with doy and voy.

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soy

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ser.
    Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán.
    I am not a sailor, I am a captain.

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *suHyús. Cognate with Tocharian A se, Old Armenian ուստր (ustr) and Ancient Greek υἱύς (huiús). Confer also the diminituve form soṃśke reflecting the alternative Proto-Indo-European root for "son".

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soy m

  1. son

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Turkish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic [Term?], compare Old Turkic soy.

Noun[edit]

soy (definite accusative soyu, plural soylar)

  1. ancestry
  2. descent
  3. family
  4. kin
  5. lineage
  6. sort
  7. tribe
  8. origin
  9. pedigree
  10. progeny
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative soy
Definite accusative soyu
Singular Plural
Nominative soy soylar
Definite accusative soyu soyları
Dative soya soylara
Locative soyda soylarda
Ablative soydan soylardan
Genitive soyun soyların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular soyum soylarım
2nd singular soyun soyların
3rd singular soyu soyları
1st plural soyumuz soylarımız
2nd plural soyunuz soylarınız
3rd plural soyları soyları
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Verb[edit]

soy

  1. second-person singular imperative of soymak (to peel)

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