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Sile
See also: Sile, silé, si, Sìle, síle, Síle, and sîle

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English syle, from Old English s?l ("column, pillar, support"), from Proto-Germanic *s?liz ("beam, post, column, pillar"), from Proto-Indo-European *?sewl-, *?swel- ("log"), from *?sew-, *?es- ("to scratch, comb"). Cognate with Dutch zuil ("pillar"), German Säule ("column, pillar"), Norwegian sul ("pillar"), Icelandic súla ("column"), Gothic (sauls, "pillar").

Alternative forms

Noun

sile (plural siles)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A column; pillar.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) A beam; rafter; one of the principal rafters of a building.
  3. (now chiefly dialectal) The foot or lower part of a couple or rafter; base.
  4. (now chiefly dialectal) A roof rafter or couple, usually one of a pair.

Etymology 2

From Middle English silen, sylen, from Middle Low German silen ("to let off water, filter, strain"; > Low German silen, sielen), equivalent to sie ("to filter, strain") +‎ -le. Cognate with German sielen ("let off water, filter"), Swedish sila ("to strain, filter, sift"), German Siel ("drain, sewer, sluice").

Verb

sile (third-person singular simple present siles, present participle siling, simple past and past participle siled)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To strain, as milk; pass through a strainer or anything similar; filter.
  2. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To flow down; drip; drop; fall; sink.
  3. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To settle down; calm or compose oneself.
  4. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To go; pass.
  5. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To boil gently; simmer.
  6. (intransitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England) To pour with rain.

Noun

sile (plural siles)

  1. A sieve.
  2. A strainer or colander for liquids
  3. That which is sifted or strained, hence, settlings; sediment; filth.

Etymology 3

From Middle English *sile, from Old Norse síl ("herring"), from Proto-Germanic *s?l?, *s?l? ("herring"), of unknown origin. Cognate with Icelandic síld ("herring"), Norwegian and Danish sild ("herring"), dialectal Swedish sil ("young fish, fry"). Compare sild.

Noun

sile (plural siles)

  1. A young herring.

Derived terms

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Estonian

Adjective

sile (genitive sileda, partitive siledat)

  1. smooth

Declension


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'sile?/, ['s?ile?(?)]
  • Rhymes: -ile
  • Hyphenation: si?le

Noun

sile

  1. (dialectal, Southwestern Finland) meat jelly

Declension

Inflection of sile (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative sile sileet
genitive sileen sileiden
sileitten
partitive silettä sileitä
illative sileeseen sileisiin
sileihin
singular plural
nominative sile sileet
accusative nom. sile sileet
gen. sileen
genitive sileen sileiden
sileitten
partitive silettä sileitä
inessive sileessä sileissä
elative sileestä sileistä
illative sileeseen sileisiin
sileihin
adessive sileellä sileillä
ablative sileeltä sileiltä
allative sileelle sileille
essive sileenä sileinä
translative sileeksi sileiksi
instructive silein
abessive sileettä sileittä
comitative sileineen
Possessive forms of sile (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person sileeni sileemme
2nd person sileesi sileenne
3rd person sileensä

Synonyms

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French

Verb

sile

  1. first-person singular present indicative of siler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of siler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of siler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of siler
  5. second-person singular imperative of siler

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

sil?

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of sile?

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

sile f

  1. dative/locative singular of si?a

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

sile (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. inflection of sila:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Verb

sile (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. third-person plural present of siliti

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