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Definitions and meaning of vis

vis

Etymology 1

From Latin vis.

Noun

vis (plural vires)

  1. Force; energy; might; power.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • vim
  • virial

Etymology 2

Noun

vis

  1. Abbreviation of viscount.

Etymology 3

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɪs/

Noun

vis (plural visses)

  1. Alternative spelling of viss

Anagrams

  • ISV, IVs, SIV

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch vis, from Middle Dutch visch, from Old Dutch fisc, from Proto-West Germanic *fisk, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fəs/

Noun

vis (plural visse, diminutive vissie)

  1. fish (aquatic organism)
  2. (collective) fish (multiple fish collectively)

Albanian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [vis]

Noun

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

  1. place
  2. land
  3. country

Declension

Derived terms

  • visele

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɪs]
  • Rhymes: -ɪs
  • Homophone: viz

Verb

vis

  1. second-person singular imperative of viset

Anagrams

  • vsi

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin vādō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /βis/

Verb

vis

  1. (first-person singular indicative present) of zer

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse vís (in ǫðru vís(i) "otherwise"), from Proto-Germanic *wīsō, *wīsǭ (manner). Cognate with Norwegian vis, Swedish vis, English wise, Dutch wijze and German Weise. Another variant of the same word is Danish vise (song), Swedish visa, from Old Norse vísa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋiːˀs]
  • Rhymes: -iːˀs

Noun

vis c

  1. manner, way

Derived terms

  • -vis

References

“vis,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

From Old Norse víss, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz (wise). Cognates include Norwegian vis, Swedish vis, English wise, and German weise.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋiˀs]
  • Rhymes: -iːˀs

Adjective

vis

  1. wise

Inflection

References

“vis,3” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 3

From Old Norse viss, from Proto-Germanic *gawissaz, cognates with Norwegian viss, Swedish viss, German gewiss.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋes]
  • Rhymes: -es

Adjective

vis (neuter vist, plural and definite singular attributive visse)

  1. sure, certain
  2. certain, a

References

“vis,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋiˀs]
  • Rhymes: -iːˀs

Verb

vis

  1. imperative of vise

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɪs/
  • Hyphenation: vis
  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch visch, from Old Dutch fisc, from Proto-West Germanic *fisk, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-.

Noun

vis m (plural vissen, diminutive visje n)

  1. fish (aquatic organism)
  2. (collective) fish (multiple fish collectively)

Alternative forms

  • (before 1934) visch

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: vis

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

vis

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

French

Etymology 1

From Old French viz, from Latin vītis (vine).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vis/
  • Homophones: visse, visses, vissent

Noun

vis f (plural vis)

  1. screw (metal fastener)

Derived terms

  • dévisser
  • serrer la vis
  • tournevis
  • visser

Etymology 2

See vivre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vi/
  • Homophones: vit, vie, vies

Verb

vis

  1. inflection of vivre:
    1. first/second-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular present imperative

Etymology 3

See voir.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vi/
  • Homophones: vit, vie, vies

Verb

vis

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

Further reading

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

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /wiːs/, [wiːs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /vis/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Italic *wīs, from Proto-Indo-European *wéyh₁s (force, vehemence), from *weyh₁- (to rush). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἴς (ís, strength). See also via, invītus, invītō, Ancient Greek οἶμος (oîmos).

Noun

vīs f (irregular, genitive *vīs); third declension

  1. force, power, strength, vigor, faculty, potency
  2. (in the plural) strength, might (physical)
  3. violence, assault
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  4. (figuratively) meaning, nature, essence. significance
  5. (figuratively) assault, affront
  6. (figuratively) quantity, flood
  7. (New Latin, physics) energy, force
Usage notes

The plural forms of this noun are often treated as a separate plurale tantum noun. Genitive and dative are replaced with the ones of robur (roboris, robori)

Declension

Third-declension noun (irregular, defective).

Derived terms
  • vindex
  • violēns/ violentus
  • violō
Descendants
  • English: vis, vim

Etymology 2

From volō (wish).

Verb

vīs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of volō
Derived terms
  • quantusvīs
  • sī vīs

References

  • vis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • vis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • vis in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Further reading

  • Vis medicatrix naturae on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Latvian

Particle

vis (invariable)

  1. Used to strengthen denying of the verb

Adverb

vis

  1. very, most (synonym of word pats)

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • viz

Etymology

From Old French vis.

Noun

vis m (plural vis)

  1. face

Descendants

  • French: vis

Norman

Verb

vis

  1. first-person singular preterite of vaie

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse víss

Adjective

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

  1. wise

Derived terms

  • visdom

Etymology 2

Verb

vis

  1. imperative of vise

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋiːs/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse víss. Akin to English wise.

Adjective

vis (masculine and feminine vis, neuter vist, definite singular and plural vise, comparative visare, indefinite superlative visast, definite superlative visaste)

  1. wise
    Han er ein vis mann.
    He is a wise man.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse vís. Akin to English wise.

Noun

vis f or m or n (definite singular visen or visa or viset, indefinite plural visar or viser or vis, definite plural visane or visene or visa)
vis m or f or n (definite singular visen or visa or viset, indefinite plural visar or viser or vis, definite plural visane or visene or visa)

  1. a way, manner
    Dette har vore gjort på ulik vis.
    This has been done in different ways.
    Her gjer me det på dette viset.
    We do it in this manner here.
Usage notes
  • The by far most common gender in use is neuter.
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

vis

  1. imperative of visa and vise

References

  • “vis” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin vīsus (act of looking; appearance).

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) face
  2. opinion

Synonyms

  • (face): visage, face

Descendants

  • French: visage, avis

Piedmontese

Etymology

From Latin vītis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vis/

Noun

vis f (plural vis)

  1. vine

Polabian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *vьśь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvis/

Pronoun

vis m

  1. all

Declension

This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.

References

  • Lehr-Spławiński, Tadeusz (1994) Słownik etymołogiczny języka drzewian połabskich. Zeszyt 6. (in Polish), Warszawa: Energia, page 991-992.

Portuguese

Adjective

vis

  1. masculine/feminine plural of vil

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin vīsum.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [vis]

Noun

vis n (plural visuri or vise)

  1. dream; vision

Declension

Related terms

  • visa
  • vedea

See also

  • вис (Moldavian spelling)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *vysь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋîːs/

Noun

vȋs m (Cyrillic spelling ви̑с)

  1. (expressively, in the literature) height
  2. summit (of a hill)

Declension

References

  • “vis” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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

Adjective

vis

  1. wise

Declension

Usage notes

  • In de tre vise männen (the three wise men), an archaic weak masculine plural form vise is used.

Etymology 2

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

Noun

vis n

  1. a way; manner in which something is done or happens

Declension

Synonyms

  • sätt

Anagrams

  • Siv

Westrobothnian

Etymology

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

Adjective

vi:s (neuter vist)

  1. aware
    ja voʈʈ int vis de
    I didn't notice you.
    han vart eint vis bjenom i ti
    He didn’t notice the bear in time.

Zealandic

Etymology

From Middle Dutch visch, from Old Dutch fisc, from Proto-West Germanic *fisk, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-.

Noun

vis m (plural [please provide])

  1. fish

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  • like a virus.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)