ys

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See also: Ys, YS, yS, y's, -ys, Y's, and -yś

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ys

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the yoctosecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−24 seconds.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys

  1. plural of y

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ijs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys (uncountable)

  1. ice, frozen water
  2. (slang, drugs) ice, methamphetamine

Derived terms[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys f (singulative ysen)

  1. corn

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ys

  1. feminine plural of -if

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys m (genitive singular yss, no plural)

  1. noise, din, racket

Declension[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ys

  1. Alternative form of his

Pronoun[edit]

ys

  1. Alternative form of his

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ys

  1. Alternative form of heo

References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English īs.

Noun[edit]

ys (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of is (ice)

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti, a form of *h₁es-; compare Old Irish is.

Verb[edit]

ys

  1. (literary) impersonal present progressive of bod

Synonyms[edit]


West Flemish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ys n

  1. ice, frozen water