sus

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See also: Sus, SUS, sús, süs, šus, -sus, sus-, sus', Sus., šūs, and Suś

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Clipping of suspicion.

Noun

sus (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, informal) Suspicion (in terms of a sus law).
    • 2002, Simon James, British Government: A Reader in Policy Making (page 84)
      The committee [] said ‘sus’ had acquired a symbolic significance out of all proportion to its significance as a criminal charge.

Etymology 2

Clipping of suspicious.

Adjective

sus (comparative more sus, superlative most sus)

  1. (slang) Suspicious; having suspicions or questions.
    • 2010, Olwyn Conrau, The Importance of Being Cool[1], Carindale: Glass House Brooks, page 134:
      Even my lame psychic ability told me he'd be pretty sus if he found me pissing on in the lounge room on a week night.
    • 2015, Peter King, The Weaving[2], Wellington: Peter King Publishing:
      Everyone had been a bit sus about Mrs Jones and Lana Vilenskaya, so it wasn't surprising that Mrs Jones stood to speak.
    • 2018, Ron Chinchen, Scent of the Beast[3], Bloomington: Xlibris:
      I'm still really sus about those crocs we found in the drains.
  2. (slang) Suspicious; raising suspicions, causing people to have suspicions.
    • 1972, Frank Norman, The lives of Frank Norman: told in extracts from his autobiographical books Banana boy, Stand on me, Bang to rights, The guntz:
      Why this should be I will never know except I might be a pretty sus looking geezer or something. They took about six of us who were in the cafe down the nick and dubbed us up in separate peters. After a long while these two bogies came into ...

Etymology 3

Clipping of suspended.

Adjective

sus (not comparable)

  1. (music) Abbreviation of suspended.

See also

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch zus, shortening of zuster. Equivalent to a shortening of suster.

Pronunciation

Noun

sus (plural susse, diminutive sussie)

  1. sister (female sibling)
    Synonym: suster

Related terms


Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Late Latin sūsum, from Latin sursūm. Compare Romanian sus.

Adverb

sus

  1. up

Antonyms


Cebuano

Etymology

Probably a shortening of susmaryosep.

Interjection

sus

  1. used as an expression of anger, frustration or disbelief

Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowed from English shoes.

Noun

sus

  1. shoe

Danish

Etymology

From the verb suse (to hiss, whistle), of imitative origin, similar to German sausen (to whizz).

Pronunciation

Noun

sus n (singular definite suset, plural indefinite sus)

  1. whistling, singing
  2. whisper, soughing
  3. whizz
  4. rush (pleasurable sensation experienced after use of a stimulant)

Inflection

Synonyms

Verb

sus

  1. imperative of suse

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsus/, [ˈs̠us̠]
  • Rhymes: -us
  • Syllabification: sus

Etymology

Shortening from Jeesus.

Interjection

sus

  1. oh; used only in the expression shown in the example below

French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French sus, from Vulgar Latin sūsum, from Latin sūrsum. Cognate to Italian su.

Adverb

sus

  1. (dated) up
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

sus

  1. first/second-person singular past historic of savoir

Further reading


Irarutu

Noun

sus

  1. (woman's) breast

References

  • J. C. Anceaux, The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum (2013), page 46

Kashubian

Sus.

Etymology

From a back-formation of Proto-Slavic *sъsьlъ. Cognates include Polish suseł and Czech sysel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsus/
  • Hyphenation: sus

Noun

sus m anim

  1. ground squirrel (rodent of the genus Spermophilus)

References

  • Eugeniusz Gòłąbk (2011), “suseł”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *suH-. Compare Ancient Greek ὗς (hûs), Pali sūkara, English swine, sow.

Pronunciation

Noun

sūs m or f (irregular, genitive suis); third declension

  1. pig
    Synonyms: porcus, scrofa

Declension

Third-declension noun (irregular).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sūs suēs
Genitive suis suum
Dative suī suibus
sūbus
subus
Accusative suem suēs
Ablative sue suibus
sūbus
subus
Vocative sūs suēs

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Romanian: sor (possibly)
  • Sardinian: sughe, sue

References

  • sus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[4], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to have become independent, be no longer a minor: sui iuris factum esse
    • (ambiguous) to outlive, survive all one's kin: omnium suorum or omnibus suis superstitem esse
    • (ambiguous) to shed one's blood for one's fatherland: sanguinem suum pro patria effundere or profundere
    • (ambiguous) to take measures for one's safety; to look after one's own interests: suis rebus or sibi consulere
    • (ambiguous) to employ in the furtherance of one's interests: aliquid in usum suum conferre
    • (ambiguous) to leave a great reputation behind one: magnam sui famam relinquere
    • (ambiguous) to use up, make full use of one's spare time: otio abūti or otium ad suum usum transferre
    • (ambiguous) to win renown amongst posterity by some act: nomen suum posteritati aliqua re commendare, propagare, prodere
    • (ambiguous) to immortalise one's name: memoriam nominis sui immortalitati tradere, mandare, commendare
    • (ambiguous) to take a thing to heart: demittere aliquid in pectus or in pectus animumque suum
    • (ambiguous) to be contented: rebus suis, sorte sua contentum esse
    • (ambiguous) to lose one's head, be beside oneself: sui (mentis) compotem non esse
    • (ambiguous) to despair of one's position: desperare suis rebus
    • (ambiguous) to cause oneself to be expected: exspectationem sui facere, commovere
    • (ambiguous) self-confidence: fiducia sui (Liv. 25. 37)
    • (ambiguous) a man of no self-control, self-indulgent: homo impotens sui
    • (ambiguous) to do one's duty: officium suum facere, servare, colere, tueri, exsequi, praestare
    • (ambiguous) to neglect one's duty: officium suum deserere, neglegere
    • (ambiguous) to be courteous, obliging to some one: aliquem officiis suis complecti, prosequi
    • (ambiguous) to follow one's inclinations: studiis suis obsequi (De Or. 1. 1. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to be a strict disciplinarian in one's household: severum imperium in suis exercere, tenere (De Sen. 11. 37)
    • (ambiguous) to go into mourning: vestem mutare (opp. ad vestitum suum redire) (Planc. 12. 29)
    • (ambiguous) to give audience to some one: sui potestatem facere, praebere alicui
    • (ambiguous) to have no debts: in suis nummis versari (Verr. 4. 6. 11)
    • (ambiguous) (a state) has its own laws, is autonomous: suis legibus utitur (B. G. 1. 45. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to grant a people its independence: populum liberum esse, libertate uti, sui iuris esse pati
    • (ambiguous) to assert one's right: ius suum persequi
    • (ambiguous) to obtain justice: ius suum adipisci (Liv. 1. 32. 10)
    • (ambiguous) to maintain one's right: ius suum tenere, obtinere
    • (ambiguous) to accept battle: potestatem sui facere (alicui) (cf. sect. XII. 9, note audientia...)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[5], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911), “sūs”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 639

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French sus.

Adverb

sus

  1. on; on top of

Preposition

sus

  1. on; on top of; atop

Descendants

  • French: sus (obsolete)

Norman

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Etymology 1

From Old French sus, from Latin sursum.

Preposition

sus

  1. (Guernsey) on

Etymology 2

Verb

sus

  1. first-person singular preterite of saver

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

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Pronoun

sus

  1. locative of son

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

sus

  1. imperative of susa

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin subtus.

Alternative forms

Preposition

sus

  1. under; underneath
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Late Latin sūsum, from Latin sūrsum.

Preposition

sus

  1. on; on top of; atop
Descendants

See also


Old High German

Etymology

Related to Proto-West Germanic *swā (in this manner), see also Dutch zus.

Adverb

sus

  1. in this manner that follows, thus

References

  1. Sievers, Eduard. (2nd. ed. 1892) Bibliothek der ältesten deutschen Litteratur-Denkmäler. V. Band. Tatian. Lateinisch und altdeutsch mit ausführlichem Glossar herausgegeben, p. 438

Polish

Etymology

From German Schuss, from Middle High German, from Old High German scuz, from Proto-West Germanic *skuti.

Pronunciation

Noun

sus m inan

  1. caper, jump, leap (long, quick jump)

Declension

Further reading

  • sus in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Interjection

sus!

  1. come on! (inducing courage or willpower)

Romanian

Etymology

From Late Latin sūsum, from Latin sūrsum.

Adverb

sus

  1. up

Antonyms

See also


Spanish

Pronunciation

Determiner

sus pl (possessive)

  1. plural of su; one's, his, her, its, their (with plural possessee)
  2. (formal) Your (with plural possessee)

Related terms


Turkish

Verb

sus

  1. second-person singular imperative of susmak

Zazaki

Noun

sus n

  1. A plant used in drug production