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English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes:

Article

ze

  1. Nonstandard spelling of the (usually signifying a foreign accent, often French or German).
    • 1992, Tristan Jones, Adrift, page 257:
      Then one French-American sous-chef, still in his white kitchen gear, climbed down from the cockpit, where he had been inspecting the cabin, peering inside, murmuring, "wonderfool–wonderfool, ze workmansheep!"

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ze

  1. (rare, nonstandard) a gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, equivalent to singular they, and coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
Usage notes
  • The genderqueer community are the primary proponents of ze. One refers to a person with ze and hir or zir typically (a) when their gender is unknown, and one wishes to avoid assuming their gender, or (b) when they are neither male nor female in gender, making he and she (and also either/or terms like s/he or (s)he) inappropriate and potentially hurtful.
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Albanian

Etymology

A Gheg dialect word, of unclear origin.

Noun

ze f (indefinite plural ze, definite singular zeja, definite plural zejet)

  1. soul

Related terms


Aukan

Etymology

From Dutch zee (sea).

Noun

ze

  1. the sea, the ocean

References


Basque

Pronunciation

Noun

ze inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter C.

Declension

Declension of ze (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive ze zea zeak
ergative zek zeak zeek
dative zeri zeari zeei
genitive zeren zearen zeen
comitative zerekin zearekin zeekin
causative zerengatik zearengatik zeengatik
benefactive zerentzat zearentzat zeentzat
instrumental zez zeaz zeez
inessive zetan zean zeetan
locative zetako zeko zeetako
allative zetara zera zeetara
terminative zetaraino zeraino zeetaraino
directive zetarantz zerantz zeetarantz
destinative zetarako zerako zeetarako
ablative zetatik zetik zeetatik
partitive zerik
prolative zetzat

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Cimbrian

Etymology 1

From Middle High German si(e) (they), merged from Old High German sie m pl, sio f pl, siu n pl, from Proto-Germanic *īz m, *ijôz f, *ijō n, the nominative plural forms of *iz. Cognate with German sie, Dutch zij.

Pronoun

ze

  1. (Sette Comuni) they
    Synonym: zandare
Alternative forms
Inflection

Etymology 2

Pronoun

ze

  1. Alternative form of zi (she)

References

  • “ze” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Czech

Pronunciation

Preposition

ze

  1. from

Usage notes

This preposition is followed by the genitive case.

Synonyms

Further reading

  • ze in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ze in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ze

  1. Unstressed form of zij (feminine singular subject)
    Daar zit ze.There she is sitting.
  2. Unstressed form of zij (plural subject)
    Daar zitten ze.There they are sitting.
  3. Unstressed form of haar (feminine singular object)
    Ik zie ze.I see her.
  4. Unstressed form of hen, hun (plural object)
    Ik zie ze.I see them.

Usage notes

  • In the Netherlands, ze is used as a reduced form of haar chiefly when referring to feminine inanimate things:
Ik wist de waarheid niet en ik wilde ze ook niet weten.
I didn’t know the truth and didn’t wish to know it either.
It is often avoided by using the reduced form h'r or the masculine form hem or the neuter form het or, in formal style, the full form haar.
  • In Belgium, ze is usual as a reduced form of haar even when referring to persons (as in the example further above).
  • Ze is used in certain short and idiomatic phrases in the imperative wishing one good luck, the most common by far being werk ze (good luck at work!).

Inflection

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Javindo: se
  • Jersey Dutch: ,

Gun

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. to take

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French œufs (eggs). In French, the plural form œufs is commonly preceded by a determiner- such as aux, les or mes- whose final s or x is pronounced /z/ before vowels (and is otherwise silent). As a result, œufs was reanalyzed in Haitian Creole as beginning with /z/.

Noun

ze

  1. egg

Ido

Pronunciation

Noun

ze (plural ze-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter Z/z.

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Japanese

Romanization

ze

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Preposition

ze

  1. Alternative form of z (both meanings; used before sibilants and certain consonant clusters)
    Stej bratš ze sotšu.They are brother and sister
    (lit. ‘brother with sister’).

Luxembourgish

Alternative forms

  • zu (for the adverb, when stressed)

Etymology

From Middle High German ze, from Old High German zi, from Proto-Germanic *ta, reduced form of *tō, whence Luxembourgish zu and zou.

Pronunciation

Preposition

ze

  1. to (with a following infinitive)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.

Adverb

ze

  1. too (more than enough, when unstressed)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.

Mandarin

Romanization

ze

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English .

Noun

ze

  1. Alternative form of see (sea)

Descendants


Northern Qiang

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rəj.

Pronunciation

Noun

ze

  1. water

References

Zhou Facheng; Sun Hongkai (2010) 汉羌词典 (Han-Qiang cidian) [Chinese-Qiang dictionary], Beijing: 中国文联出版社, →ISBN



Polish

Pronunciation

Preposition

ze

  1. Alternative form of z

Particle

ze

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of z

Usage notes

See z.

Further reading

  • ze in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ze in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Saterland Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *sī. Cognates include West Frisian sy and German sie.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ze

  1. unstressed form of ju (she)
  2. unstressed form of jo (they)

See also

References

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “ze”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Turkish

Noun

ze (definite accusative zeyi, plural zeler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

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Turkmen

Noun

ze (definite accusative ?, plural ?)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

White Hmong

Pronunciation

Adjective

ze

  1. near

Xhosa

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Relative

-ze?

  1. naked
    Synonym: -ntswempu

Inflection

Relative concord
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular endize endingeze ndize andize
2nd singular oze ongeze uze awuze
1st plural esize esingeze size asize
2nd plural enize eningeze nize anize
Class 1 oze ongeze uze akaze
Class 2 abaze abangeze baze abaze
Class 3 oze ongeze uze awuze
Class 4 eze engeze ize ayize
Class 5 elize elingeze lize alize
Class 6 aze angeze aze awaze
Class 7 esize esingeze size asize
Class 8 ezize ezingeze zize azize
Class 9 eze engeze ize ayize
Class 10 ezize ezingeze zize azize
Class 11 oluze olungeze luze aluze
Class 14 obuze obungeze buze abuze
Class 15 okuze okungeze kuze akuze
Class 17 okuze okungeze kuze akuze

Yola

Verb

ze

  1. Alternative form of zee (to see)

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 81

Zazaki

Adverb

ze

  1. same

Zulu

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /zé/

Relative

-zé

  1. empty
  2. naked
Inflection
Relative concord, tone H
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engize engingeze ngize angize
2nd singular oze ongeze uze awuze
1st plural esize esingeze size asize
2nd plural enize eningeze nize anize
Class 1 oze ongeze uze akaze
Class 2 abaze abangeze baze abaze
Class 3 oze ongeze uze awuze
Class 4 eze engeze ize ayize
Class 5 elize elingeze lize alize
Class 6 aze angeze aze awaze
Class 7 esize esingeze size asize
Class 8 ezize ezingeze zize azize
Class 9 eze engeze ize ayize
Class 10 ezize ezingeze zize azize
Class 11 oluze olungeze luze aluze
Class 14 obuze obungeze buze abuze
Class 15 okuze okungeze kuze akuze
Class 17 okuze okungeze kuze akuze
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From -za (to come).

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ze/

Verb

-ze

  1. (auxiliary, in positive) until
    Sizolinda baze bafike.
    We will wait until they arrive.
    Sakhuluma waze wafika uthisha.
    We talked until the teacher arrived.
  2. (auxiliary, in positive, past) used in exclamations
    Waze wamuhle umakoti!
    Oh how beautiful the bride is!
  3. (auxiliary, in negative, present) never
    Angize ngingadla inyama.
    I never eat meat.
  4. (auxiliary, in negative, past) never
    Akazange agibele ihhashi.
    He has never ridden a horse.
Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

References

C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “-ze”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “-ze