syse

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French cise, sise. Compare assise.

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syse (plural syses)

  1. size, amount, distance
  2. a customary or predetermined size
  3. a customary or traditional practice
  4. (law) a court of assize; a regularly scheduled regional court
  5. (law) a assize; a legal ruling or verdict
  6. (rare) a verdict; a conclusion
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  • English: size
  • Scots: size
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of unclear origin;[1] related to Old Italian sisa;[2] perhaps ultimately related to syse (amount).[1][2] See size for more.

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syse

  1. a varnish that underlies gold or silver leaf
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References[edit]
  1. 1.0 1.1 sīse (n.(2))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 size in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911