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English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *isti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ést (is). The paradigm of "to be" has been since the time of Proto-Germanic a synthesis of three originally distinct verb stems. The infinitive form "to be" is from *bʰuh₂- (to become). The words "is" and "are" are both derived from *h₁es- (to be) Lastly, the past forms starting with "w-" such as "was" and "were" are from *wes- (to reside).

Pronunciation

Verb

is

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of be.
    He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
    Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.

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Translations

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Afrikaans

Verb

is

  1. am, are, is (present tense, all persons, plural and singular of wees, to be)

Danish

Noun

is

  1. ice

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

is

  1. The third-person singular present tense of zijn; is.

Adverb

is

  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Abbreviation of eens

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Conjunction

is

  1. also, too, as well

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ɪsˠ], [sˠ]
  • IPA: [ ʃ ] (only the particle, and only before the pronouns é, í, iad)

Conjunction

is

  1. and

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Particle

is

  1. Used in present and future sentences for identification or definition of a subject as the person/object identified in the predicate of the sentence. Sometimes used with adjective predicates, especially in certain fixed idiomatic phrases. Informally equated with English is, but is not a verb.
    Is múinteoir é Dónall. (definition: predicate is indefinite)
    Dónall is a teacher.
    Is é Dónall an múinteoir. (identification: predicate is definite)
    Dónall is the teacher.
    Is féidir liom snámh. (idiomatic adjective predicate)
    I can swim.
    Is maith liom tae.
    I like tea.

See also

  • ba (used in past and conditional sentences)

Latin

Etymology 1

Inflected form of  (go).

Pronunciation

Verb

īs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of .

Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *éy, *íh₂, *íd (the).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

is m.; (f. ea, n. id, pl. ei)

  1. (personal) he (third-person singular personal pronoun).
    Is ad me rescripsit.
    He wrote to me again.
Declension

Irregular: similar to first and second declensions, except for singular genitives ending in "-ius" and singular datives ending in "-ī".

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
Nominative is ea id , eae ea
Genitive eius eius eius eōrum eārum eōrum
Dative eīs eīs eīs
Accusative eum eam id eōs eās ea
Ablative eīs eīs eīs

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse íss.

Noun

is m. (definite singular isen; uncountable)

  1. ice

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *īsa- from Proto-Indo-European *ei-, *ī- (ice, frost). Cognate with Old Frisian īs, Old Saxon īs (Dutch ijs), Old High German īs (German Eis), Old Norse íss (Swedish is). There are parallels in many Iranian languages, apparently from the same IE root: Avestan aēxa- ‘frost, ice’, Persian یک (yak), Pushtu جح (jaḥ), Ossetian их.

Pronunciation

Noun

īs n.

  1. ice
    • the Legend of St Andrew
      Ofer eastreamas is brycgade.
      The ice formed a bridge over the streams.
  2. The runic character (/i/ or /i:/)

Derived terms

Descendants


Scots

Adverb

is (not comparable)
  1. (South Scots) as

Synonyms

Conjunction

is

  1. (South Scots) as

Synonyms

Pronoun

is personal, non-emphatic

  1. (South Scots) me

See also

  • A
  • mei (emphatic variant)

Verb

is

  1. Third-person singular simple present form of ti be

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Scottish Gaelic

Conjunction

is

  1. and

Verb form

is

  1. is

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse íss.

Pronunciation

Noun

is c. (uncountable and countable)

  1. (uncountable) Ice; frozen water.
  2. (countable) Ice; a sheet of ice lying on a body of water.

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