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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vis.

Noun[edit]

vis ‎(plural vires)

  1. Force; power.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis

  1. Abbreviation of viscount.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Tamil வீசை ‎(vīcai) and/or Telugu వీసె ‎(vīse)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis ‎(plural visses)

  1. Alternative spelling of viss

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis ‎(plural visse, diminutive vissie)

  1. fish

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *uitśi-(ā), from Proto-Indo-European *ueiḱ- 'house, settlement'. Cognate to Sanskrit विश् ‎(víś, settlement, community, tribe), Ancient Greek οἰκία ‎(oikía, house), Latin vicus ‎(village).

Noun[edit]

vis m (indefinite plural vise, definite singular visi, definite plural viset)

  1. place, land, country
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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vādō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. (first-person singular indicative present) I go.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis c

  1. manner, way

Adjective[edit]

vis ‎(neuter vist, definite and plural vise, comparative visere, superlative visest)

  1. wise

Adjective[edit]

vis ‎(neuter vist, definite and plural visse)

  1. sure, certain

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. imperative of vise

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch visch, from Old Dutch fisk, visc, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-. Compare German Fisch, West Frisian fisk, English fish, Danish fisk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis m ‎(plural vissen, diminutive visje n)

  1. fish

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vissen
  2. imperative of vissen

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French viz, from Latin vitis ‎(vine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vis f ‎(plural vis)

  1. screw (metal fastener)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

see vivre

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vivre
  2. second-person singular present indicative of vivre
  3. second-person singular present imperative of vivre

Etymology 3[edit]

see voir

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular past historic of voir
  2. second-person singular past historic of voir

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From volō ‎(wish).

Verb[edit]

vīs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of volō
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wīs, from Proto-Indo-European *wiH-s ‎(force, vehemence), from *weyH- ‎(to rush). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἴς ‎(ís, strength). See also via, invītus, invītō, Ancient Greek ἵημι ‎(híēmi), οἶμος ‎(oîmos).

Noun[edit]

vīs f ‎(genitive vīs); third declension

  1. force, power, strength
  2. violence
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and fighting.
  3. (figuratively) assault, affront
Usage notes[edit]

The plural forms of this noun are often treated as a separate plurale tantum noun.

Declension[edit]

Third declension, but with shortened stem in the singular. The genitive and dative singular forms are rarely used.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vīs vīrēs
genitive *vīs vīrium
dative *vī vīribus
accusative vim vīrēs
vīrīs
ablative vīribus
vocative vīs vīrēs

References[edit]

  • vis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Latvian[edit]

Particle[edit]

vis (invariable)

  1. Use to strengthen denying of the verb
    nav vis - not at all
    es neiešu vis - I shall not go

Adverb[edit]

vis

  1. very, most (synonym of word pats)

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

vis

  1. rafsi of viska.

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French vis.

Noun[edit]

vis m (plural vis)

  1. face

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. first-person singular preterite of vaie

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse víss

Adjective[edit]

vis ‎(neuter singular vist, definite singular and plural vise, comparative visere, indefinite superlative visest, definite superlative viseste)

  1. wise
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

vis

  1. imperative of vise

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīsus ‎(act of looking; appearance).

Noun[edit]

vis m ‎(oblique plural vis, nominative singular vis, nominative plural vis)

  1. (anatomy) face
  2. opinion

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vis m pl

  1. plural of vil

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin visum.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA: [vis]

Noun[edit]

vis n ‎(plural visuri or vise)

  1. dream; vision

Declension[edit]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vysь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vȋs m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ви̑с)

  1. (expressively, in the literature) height
    dići u vis‎ ― to raise,elevate
    skok u vis‎ ― high jump
  2. summit (of a hill)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • vis” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse víss, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weydstos ‎(knowledgeable).

Adjective[edit]

vis

  1. wise
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vis
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vis visare visast
Neuter singular vist visare visast
Plural visa visare visast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 vise visare visaste
All visa visare visaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.
Usage notes[edit]
  • In de tre vise männen ‎(the three wise men), an antiquated weak masculine plural form vise is used.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vís, from Proto-Germanic *wīsą.

Noun[edit]

vis n

  1. a way; manner in which something is done or happens
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vis viset vis visen
Genitive vis visets vis visens
Synonyms[edit]