fess vs fesse what difference

what is difference between fess and fesse

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From confess, by shortening.

Verb

fess (third-person singular simple present fesses, present participle fessing, simple past and past participle fessed)

  1. To confess; to admit.
Derived terms
  • fess up

Etymology 2

From Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse, from Latin fascia. Doublet of fajita, fascia, and fascism.

Alternative forms

  • fesse

Noun

fess (plural fesses)

  1. (heraldry) A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’, Norton 2005 p.294:
      Lord Robert Walsingham de Vere St. Simon, second son of the Duke of Balmoral—Hum! Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a fess sable.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 420:
      The space where the arms of Wolsey used to be is being repainted with his own newly granted arms: azure, on a fess between three lions rampant or, a rose gules, barbed vert, between two Cornish choughs proper.
Translations

Etymology 3

Adjective

fess

  1. (British dialect) Proud; conceited.
  2. (British dialect) Lively; active; strong.
  3. (British dialect) Of animals, bad-tempered, fierce.

Anagrams

  • FSes

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛʃː]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃː

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Viennese German fesch (smart, stylish), from English fashionable.

Adjective

fess (comparative fessebb, superlative legfessebb)

  1. (colloquial, dated) smart, stylish, chic
Declension

Etymology 2

fest +‎ -j

Verb

fess

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of fest

References


Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French fesse

Noun

fess

  1. bottom, buttock, arse

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Named after the city of Fez, Morocco.

Noun

fess m (definite singular fessen, indefinite plural fessar, definite plural fessane)

  1. fez

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • Fess (alternative capitalization)

Noun

fess m (definite singular fessen, indefinite plural fessar, definite plural fessane)

  1. (music) F-flat
Derived terms
  • fess-dur m
  • fess-moll m

References

  • “fess” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Verb

·fess

  1. passive singular perfect prototonic of ro·finnadar

Mutation


Seychellois Creole

Etymology

From French fesse

Noun

fess

  1. bottom, buttock, arse

References

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol – Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois – Français


English

Noun

fesse (plural fesses)

  1. Alternative spelling of fess (horizontal band in heraldry)

French

Etymology

From Middle French fesse, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fissa, from Latin fissum, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidtós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛs/

Noun

fesse f (plural fesses)

  1. buttock
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l’École du libertinage
      Quant à mon homme, l’œil collé au trou, une main sur mes fesses, l’autre à son vit qu’il agitait peu à peu, il semblait régler son extase sur celle qu’il surprenait.

      As for my man, eyes glued to my hole, one hand on my buttocks, the other on his dick which he stimulated little by little, he seemed to direct his ecstasy on the one he surprised
    • 1857, Charles Baudelaire, “L’imprévu”, Les Fleurs du mal.
    • 2018, Pierre Guyotat, Ididotie

Derived terms

  • avoir le feu aux fesses
  • botter les fesses
  • coller aux fesses
  • coûter la peau des fesses
  • entrefesse
  • fessé, fessée, fesser, fessier, fesseur, fesseuse
  • le beurre, l’argent du beurre et les fesses de la crémière
  • ramener ses fesses
  • s’occuper de ses fesses

Verb

fesse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fesser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fesser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fesser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fesser
  5. second-person singular imperative of fesser

Further reading

  • “fesse” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -esse

Adjective

fesse

  1. feminine plural of fesso

Latin

Adjective

fesse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fessus

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fissa, from Latin fissum.

Noun

fesse f (plural fesses)

  1. buttock

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