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variant spelling of sie


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intransitive verb



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variant spelling of sy

Word History


Intransitive verb

Middle English syen, from Old English sīgan; akin to Old Saxon & Old High German sīgan to sink, fall, Old Norse sīga to sink, slide, sīa to strain, filter (wine)

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“Sye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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