a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form from verbs abstract nouns of action, process, state, condition, etc.:
(informal) short for sister
(South African, informal) an exclamation of disgust
Also called MI6. (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
(in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service
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noun 1. Also called sisal hemp. a fiber yielded by an agave, Agave sisalana, of Yucatán, used for making rope, rugs, etc. 2. the plant itself. noun 1. a Mexican agave plant, Agave sisalana, cultivated for its large fleshy leaves, which yield a stiff fibre used for making rope 2. the fibre of this plant […]
noun 1. a variety of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush siscowet, inhabiting the deeper waters of Lake Superior.
noun 1. the commander of the Canaanite army of King Jabin: killed by Jael. Judges 4:17–22. noun 1. a defeated leader of the Canaanites, who was assassinated by Jael (Judges 4:17–21) (Egypt. Ses-Ra, “servant of Ra”). (1.) The captain of Jabin’s army (Judg. 4:2), which was routed and destroyed by the army of Barak on […]
noun 1. pope a.d. 708.