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cycle; cycles.
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Other definitions for cy (2 of 6)

Cy
[ sahy ]
/ saɪ /

noun
a male given name, form of Cyrus.

Other definitions for cy (3 of 6)

CY

calendar year.

Other definitions for cy (4 of 6)

-cy

a suffix used to form abstract nouns from adjectives with stems in -t, -te, -tic, and especially -nt (democracy; accuracy; expediency; stagnancy; lunacy), and sometimes used to form action nouns (vacancy; occupancy).
a suffix of nouns denoting rank or office, sometimes attached to the stem of a word rather than to the word itself: captaincy; magistracy.

Origin of -cy

Representing French -cie, -tie,Latin -cia, -tia,Greek -kia, -keia, -tia, -teia; in most cases to be analyzed as consonant + -y3, the consonant making the whole or the last member of the preceding morpheme

Other definitions for cy (5 of 6)

cy.

abbreviation
capacity.
currency.
cycle; cycles.

Other definitions for cy (6 of 6)

Cy.

abbreviation
county.
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British Dictionary definitions for cy (1 of 2)

CY

abbreviation for
Cyprus (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for cy (2 of 2)

-cy

suffix
(forming nouns from adjectives ending in -t, -tic, -te, and -nt) indicating state, quality, or conditionplutocracy; lunacy; intimacy; infancy
(forming abstract nouns from other nouns) rank or officecaptaincy

Word Origin for -cy

via Old French from Latin -cia, -tia, Greek -kia, -tia, abstract noun suffixes
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