fogy vs fossil what difference

what is difference between fogy and fossil

English

Noun

fogy (plural fogies)

  1. Alternative spelling of fogey
    • “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it’s very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. []
  2. (US, military, dated, slang) Extra pay granted to officers for length of service.

Hungarian

Etymology

Probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *pučɜ- (to lessen, decrease).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfoɟ]
  • Rhymes: -oɟ

Verb

fogy

  1. (intransitive) to lessen, decrease, diminish
  2. (intransitive) to lose weight (become thinner)

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • fogyatkozik

Derived terms

  • fogyás
  • fogyaszt
  • fogyatkozik
  • fogyhatatlan
  • fogyaték
  • fogyogat

(With verbal prefixes):

References



English

Etymology

From French fossile, from Latin fossilis (something which has been dug up), from fodio (I dig up).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒsl̩/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑsl̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɒsəl
  • Hyphenation: fos‧sil

Noun

fossil (plural fossils)

  1. The mineralized remains of an animal or plant.
  2. (paleontology) Any preserved evidence of ancient life, including shells, imprints, burrows, coprolites, and organically-produced chemicals.
  3. (linguistics) A fossil word.
  4. (figuratively) Anything extremely old, extinct, or outdated.
  5. (figuratively) An extremely old or outdated person.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • coprolite
  • Fossil (Oregon)

Danish

Etymology 1

From Latin fossilis, from fossa (ditch).

Adjective

fossil

  1. fossil (noun modifier), fossilised (UK), fossilized

Inflection

Etymology 2

From New Latin fossile.

Noun

fossil n (singular definite fossilet, plural indefinite fossiler)

  1. fossil
Inflection

German

Etymology

From Latin fossilis (something which has been dug up), from fodio (I dig up).

Adjective

fossil (not comparable)

  1. fossil

Declension

Further reading

  • “fossil” in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Latin fossilis

Adjective

fossil (neuter singular fossilt, definite singular and plural fossile)

  1. fossilised (UK), fossilized, or fossil (noun modifier: e.g. fossil fuels)

Etymology 2

From New Latin [Term?]

Noun

fossil m or n (definite singular fossilen or fossilet, indefinite plural fossiler or fossil, definite plural fossilene or fossila)

  1. a fossil (fossilised remains of an animal or plant)
Derived terms
  • levende fossil

References

  • “fossil” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Latin fossilis

Adjective

fossil (neuter singular fossilt, definite singular and plural fossile)

  1. fossilised (UK), fossilized, or fossil (noun modifier)

Etymology 2

From New Latin

Noun

fossil n (definite singular fossilet, indefinite plural fossil, definite plural fossila)

  1. a fossil (as above)

References

  • “fossil” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Adjective

fossil

  1. fossil

Declension

Noun

fossil n

  1. a fossil

Declension

Related terms

  • dinosauriefossil
  • fossilbränsle
  • fossilerad
  • fossilförande
  • fossilisation
  • fossilisera
  • fossilisering

References

  • fossil in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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