Origin of sis
- a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form from verbs abstract nouns of action, process, state, condition, etc.: thesis; aphesis.
Origin of -sis
Examples from the Web for sis
Put another way, having penetrated the SIS, he was then able to penetrate the CIA.The Charmed Life of a Traitor
November 6, 2009
Now you and sis never get up with any such light poetic notion as that.
But of course it will be only fair to sis to lay the matter before her just as it is.
Yes, Sis can marry, if she says so, though Ma wants her home.
We wanted to make it kind o' pleasant for ye, Sis; an'—an' homelike.
Continue this for five or sis weeks; the cheese will then be fit to eat.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
- informal short for sister
- Southern African informal an exclamation of disgust
- Also called: MI6 (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
- (in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service
Word Origin and History for sis
1650s, abbreviated form of sister; in American English, applied generally to girls and young women (1859). It also was the familiar short form of Cecilie, Cicely, a common name for girls in the Middle English period.
suffix in Greek-derived nouns denoting action, process, state, condition, from Greek -sis, which is identical in meaning with Latin -entia, English -ing (1).