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Webster 1913 Edition


Si

Si

.
[It.]
(Mus.)
A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido’s scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.

Definition 2022


See also: Appendix:Variations of "si"

Asturian

Particle

  1. yes (word used to indicate agreement or acceptance)

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin sīc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /si/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Homophone: si

Particle

  1. yes (affirmation; commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question)

Adverb

  1. The opposite of 'not'.
    No parles català? parlo català!
    Do you not speak Catalan? I do speak Catalan!

Usage notes

  • is used to add positive emphasis to the verb, much like the auxiliary do in affirmative sentences in English. It generally contrasts with a previous no, and is placed in the same location within the sentence.

Antonyms


Faroese

Verb

  1. imperative of síggja: behold

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃiː]

Etymology 1

Borrowing from German Schi (ski).

Noun

(plural sík)

  1. ski
Declension
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative sík
accusative sít síket
dative sínek síknek
instrumental sível síkkel
causal-final síért síkért
translative sívé síkké
terminative síig síkig
essive-formal síként síkként
essive-modal
inessive síben síkben
superessive sín síken
adessive sínél síknél
illative síbe síkbe
sublative síre síkre
allative síhez síkhez
elative síből síkből
delative síről síkről
ablative sítől síktől
Possessive forms of
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. sím síjeim
2nd person sing. síd síjeid
3rd person sing. síje síjei
1st person plural sínk síjeink
2nd person plural sítek síjeitek
3rd person plural síjük síjeik
Derived terms

(Compound words):

Etymology 2

An onomatopoeia (sound imitation)

Verb

  1. (obsolete) howl, cry, whiz

Conjugation

Related terms
Derived terms

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃiː/

Etymology 1

From Middle Irish side, from Old Irish síd (fairy mound).

Alternative forms

  • sidhe (superseded)
  • síodh (superseded)

Noun

 m (genitive singular , nominative plural síthe)

  1. fairy mound
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *sī, from Proto-Indo-European *sih₂.

Pronoun

(conjunctive)

  1. she
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
See also

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
shí
after an, tsí
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sʲiː/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *sī (compare Welsh hi), from a blend of Proto-Indo-European *só (this) + *íh₂.

Pronoun

  1. she
    fri gábud condon·fóir.
    May she protect us against danger.
  2. it (referring to a feminine noun)
    Is thol Dée.
    It is God's will.
Related terms
Descendants
  • Irish:
  • Manx: ee
  • Scottish Gaelic: i

Etymology 2

See síi.

Pronoun

  1. Alternative spelling of síi

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /si/
  • Homophone: si
  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1

From Latin sīc (est).

Particle

  1. yes, affirmation. Commonly used to respond affirmatively to a question.
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • no
  • nel (colloquial, Mexico)
Usage notes

As an affirmation, this term has in Spanish a usage that is not explicitly translated into English, since it could sound like a pleonasm, being that "positively", "affirmatively", and always related to a negation (explicit or not):

  • Él puede, yo no
    He (positively) can, I cannot.
    Esto es una fiesta.
    This sure is a party. / This is what I call a party.
Derived terms

Noun

 m (plural síes)

  1. yes; aye, ay; approbation, acceptance
    Ganaron los síes.
    The ayes have it.

Etymology 2

From Latin sibi.

Pronoun

  1. himself, herself, itself, themselves, yourself, yourselves (form of se used after prepositions)
    para ― for himself/herself/itself/themselves/yourself/yourselves
See also

See also