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3 letters words from 'bis'

BIS 5SIB 5

2 letters words from 'bis'

BI 4IS 2
SI 2 

All 3 letters words made out of bis

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Definitions and meaning of bis

bis

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɪz/

Noun

bis

  1. plural of bi

Etymology 2

From Latin bis (twice).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪs/

Adverb

bis (not comparable)

  1. Twice; showing that something is, or is to be, repeated, such as a passage of music, or an item in accounts.

Anagrams

  • BSI, IBS, IBs, SIB, sib

Albanian

Etymology

From Latin bis (twice; again!).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bis/

Noun

bis ?

  1. encore (brief extra performance after the main performance is complete)


Interjection

bis

  1. used to request an encore

Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • biiza (Sette Comuni)

Etymology

From Middle High German wise, from Old High German wisa, further etymology unknown. Cognate with German Wiese.

Noun

bis f (diminutive bisan) (Luserna)

  1. grass, lawn
  2. meadow

References

  • “bis” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Danish

Noun

bis c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of bi

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bis/
  • Hyphenation: bis
  • Rhymes: -is

Etymology 1

Borrowed from German Bis.

Noun

bis f (uncountable)

  1. (music) B sharp

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin bis, from duis, from Proto-Indo-European *dwís, from *dwóh₁. Doublet of twee and duo.

Interjection

bis

  1. Used to request an encore.

Esperanto

Etymology

From Latin bis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bis/

Interjection

bis

  1. encore!

Fiji Hindi

Etymology

From Hindi बीस (bīs).

Numeral

bis

  1. twenty

French

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Noun

bis m pl or f pl

  1. plural of bi

Etymology 2

From Latin bysseus (cotton-coloured); cf. Italian bigio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Adjective

bis (feminine singular bise, masculine plural bis, feminine plural bises)

  1. beige (colour)
  2. brown (of bread that contains bran)

Etymology 3

From Latin bis (twice)

Pronunciation

  • (adverb) IPA(key): /bis/

Adverb

bis

  1. again (a second time); encore
  2. (in street numbering or law) a; designating a second thing with the same number.

Adjective

bis (invariable)

  1. alternative, secondary

Noun

bis m (plural bis)

  1. encore

Interjection

bis

  1. used to request an encore

Derived terms

  • bisser (to ask for an encore; to do an encore)
  • itinéraire bis (detour)

Etymology 4

From bise

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi/

Noun

bis m (plural bis)

  1. (Quebec) kiss

Further reading

  • “bis” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Etymology

From Middle High German biz, from ze. Equivalent to modern bei and zu. Compare Saterland Frisian bit (until).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪs/
  • Homophone: Biss
  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Conjunction

bis

  1. (subordinating, temporal) until
  2. (coordinating) to

Preposition

bis

  1. (temporal) until, to, (US) through
  2. (temporal) by
  3. (local) to; all the way to

Usage notes

  • The temporal preposition bis can be followed by temporal adverbs of all kind: bis nachmittags (until afternoon), bis jetzt (until now). Moreover it can be followed by times, dates, holidays, days of the week, months, or years. The words Woche (week), Monat (month), and Jahr (year), as well as the names of days and months may also be preceded by letzter, voriger, dieser, kommender, or nächster. For example: bis letzte Woche (until last week); bis nächsten Freitag (by next Friday).
  • The local preposition bis can be followed by local adverbs of all kind (e.g. bis hier (over here)) and by place names (see above).
  • In other cases, bis must be followed by another preposition, most commonly zu (to): bis zum Sommer (until summer); bis zum ersten Freitag im neuen Jahr (by the first Friday of the new year); bis zum Hauptbahnhof (to the main station). This means that bis is never directly followed by a definite or indefinite article. Sometimes other prepositions may also be used after bis: Er ging bis ans Ufer. (He went close to the shore).

Derived terms

  • bis auf

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪs]
  • Hyphenation: bis

Etymology 1

From Dutch bus (container, box), from Old Dutch *bussa, from Proto-Germanic *buhsijǭ, *buhsuz. Compare to Dutch brievenbus (letterbox, mailbox, post box).

Noun

bis (plural, first-person possessive bisku, second-person possessive bismu, third-person possessive bisnya)

  1. letterbox, mailbox, post box.
    Synonym: kotak surat

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Dutch bus (bus, omnibus), shortening of omnibus, from Latin omnibus (for everything/all); dative plural of omnis (all).

Noun

bis (plural, first-person possessive bisku, second-person possessive bismu, third-person possessive bisnya)

  1. Nonstandard form of bus (bus).

Etymology 3

Learned borrowing from Latin bis (twice).

Adverb

bis

  1. (colloquial) twice.

Etymology 4

From Dutch bies (piping), from Middle Dutch biese.

Noun

bis (plural, first-person possessive bisku, second-person possessive bismu, third-person possessive bisnya)

  1. pipe, piping
    1. a hollow conduit or something resembling a tube.
    2. decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric.

Further reading

  • “bis” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin bis (twice)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bis/

Noun

bis m

  1. encore
  2. repetition
  3. duo (two varieties as a unit)

Adjective

bis (invariable)

  1. additional

Latin

Etymology

An adverb for duis, from duo (two), as b is often interchanged with du in word-initial position in Latin (in the same way as duellum for bellum (war), duonus for bonus (good), duis for bis (twice) etc.)

Before that, from Proto-Indo-European *dwís (in two, twice, doubly), from *dwóh₁ (two); compare Ancient Greek δίς (dís, dis), Sanskrit द्विस् (dvis).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /bis/, [bɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /bis/

Adverb

bis (not comparable)

  1. twice, two times, on two occasions, in two ways

Usage notes

  • The word bis (twice) drops the s when making compositions, like the Greek word δίς (dís, dis). Some words created by compositing include biceps, bidens, bifer, bigener, bīga, bilix. Because the s is dropped, it's better to write the words like bissenus, bisseni and bissextus as two words- bis senus, bis seni and bis sextus.

Derived terms

References

  • bis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • bis in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bis/

Conjunction

bis

  1. until (something becomes true)
  2. between ... and

Preposition

bis

  1. until (a certain time)
  2. up to, to

Middle English

Etymology

A version of bith with the third-person singular ending replaced with -es as in other verbs (in some dialects).

Verb

bis

  1. Alternative form of bith

Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pɪ̀s]

Noun

bis

  1. adobe, clay, clod, cake of dirt

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʲis/

Noun

bis m inan

  1. encore

Declension


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈbiʃ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbis/, /ˈbiʃ/
  • Rhymes: -is

Etymology 1

From Latin bis (twice).

Adverb

bis (not comparable)

  1. bis (shows that something is to be repeated)

Noun

bis m (plural bis)

  1. encore (brief extra performance)
  2. (by extension, informal) a second serving of something
Derived terms
  • bisar

Interjection

bis!

  1. encore! (used by an audience to request a second performance)

Etymology 2

Noun

bis m or f

  1. plural of bi

Swedish

Noun

bis

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bi

Source: wiktionary.org
  • BI, (short for) a bisexual.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)