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English

Symbolic kiss.

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English cyssan, from Germanic *kussja-, cognates include Dutch kussen, German küssen, Swedish kyssa. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ku- or *kus- (probably imitative), with cognates including Ancient Greek κύσσω (kysso) poet. form of κύσω (kyso) "to kiss", and Hittite kuwassanzi "they kiss".

Homer, Odyssey, 16.15: kusse de min kephalen... "he kissed his forehead"; Aristophanes, Clouds, 56.81: kuson me... "kiss me...", etc.), from κυνέω (kyneo) "to kiss".

Verb

Infinitive
to kiss

Third person singular
kiss

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to kiss (third-person singular simple present kiss, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting, or as part of sexual activity.
  2. (transitive) To touch lightly or slightly.
    His ball kissed the black into the corner pocket.
    The nearside of the car just kissed a parked truck as he took the corner at high speed.
  3. (intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.

Synonyms

  • to kiss each other (3)
  • to kiss one another (3)

Translations

Noun

Singular
kiss

Plural
es

kiss (es)
  1. A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
  2. A candy or sweet wrapped in paper with twisted ends.

Derived terms

Translations


Swedish

Noun

Declination for kiss Singular Uncountable
Neuter Indefinite Definite
Nominative kiss kisset
Genitive kisss kissets

kiss

  1. pee, wee, tinkle, urine

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