Origin of -cy
Examples from the Web for cy
Contemporary Examples of cy
Cy Twombly, who died yesterday in Rome, was in every way too big for modern art.Death of a Modernist Master
July 6, 2011
A month after meeting Stella, Castelli showed Cy Twombly, another Southerner like Rauschenberg and Johns.The Svengali of Pop Art
May 13, 2010
They are there, they sit there, these canvases by Cy Twombly that seem to be encrusted in the bricks of the walls.Treasures From the Pinault Collection
June 12, 2009
Historical Examples of cy
And now Captain Cy proceeded to, literally, astonish the natives.
Captain Cy explained Bailey's absence in characteristic fashion.
Captain Cy had been, throughout this scene, standing quietly by the table.
Captain Cy was surprised and a little disappointed apparently.
Cy had hired Lawyer Peabody, of Ostable, to look out for his interests.
Word Origin for -cy
adjective younger (ˈjʌŋɡə) or youngest (ˈjʌŋɡɪst)
- having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short timea young man; a young movement; a young country
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the young
- (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline
- another term for youthful (def. 4)
Word Origin for young
"young animals collectively, offspring," late 15c., from young (adj.).
Old English geong "youthful, young," from Proto-Germanic *jungas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian jung, Old Norse ungr, Middle Dutch jonc, Dutch jong, Old High German and German jung, Gothic juggs), from PIE *juwngkos, from PIE root *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (cf. Sanskrit yuva "young," Latin juvenis "young," Lithuanian jaunas, Old Church Slavonic junu, Russian junyj "young," Old Irish oac, Welsh ieuanc "young").
From c.1830-1850, Young France, Young Italy, etc., were loosely applied to "republican agitators" in various monarchies; also, especially in Young England, Young America, used generally for "typical young person of the nation." For Young Turk, see Turk.