syce
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu sāīs, from Arabic sā'is Date: 1653 an attendant (as a groom) especially in India

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  • Syce — Syce, n. [Ar. s[=a][ i]s.] A groom. [India] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syce — SYCE, es, Gr. Σύκη, εας, eine von des Oxylus Töchtern, die er mit seiner Schwester, Hamadryas, zeugete. Ihr Namen bedeutet einen Feigenbaum, und nach ihr soll eine Stadt in Cilicien seyn genannt worden. Pherenic. ap. Athen. l. III. c. 5. p. 78 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • SYCE — insula parva Ioniae, Steph. Plin. l. 5. c. 31 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • syce — [sīs] n. [Ar sāʾis, groom, manager < sāsa, to govern, administer] in India, a groom (for horses) …   English World dictionary

  • Syce — Recorded in a very wide range of spellings including Cecely, Cysely, Sisley, Sicily, and shortforms Cess, Cesse, Siss, Sise, Syce, Sisse and Size, this is an English surname. It is a nickname form of the popular medieval female name Cecilia,… …   Surnames reference

  • syce — /suys/, n. (in India) a groom; stable attendant. Also, saice, sice. [1645 55; < Urdu sa is < Ar] * * * …   Universalium

  • syce — n. stableman, groom, one who tends horses or the stable, stable worker (in India) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syce — [sʌɪs] (also sice) noun (especially in India) a groom. Origin from Pers. and Urdu sā is, from Arab …   English new terms dictionary

  • syce — or saice or [[t]saɪs[/t]] n. raj (in India) a groom; stable attendant • Etymology: 1645–55; < Urdu sā is < Ar …   From formal English to slang

  • syce — /saɪs/ (say suys) noun 1. Indian English a person employed to tend horses. 2. (elsewhere in Asia, especially South East Asia) a chauffeur. 3. Malaysian English a groom or stableboy for racehorses. {Hindustani sāīs, from Arabic sā is} …   Australian English dictionary

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