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dis1

[dees] /dis/
noun, plural disir
[dee-sir] /ˈdi sɪr/ (Show IPA).
Scandinavian Mythology
1.
lady; woman.
2.
female deity, especially one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names:
Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.
Origin
< Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain

dis2

[dis] /dɪs/
verb (used with object), dissed, dissing.
1.
to show disrespect for; affront.
2.
to disparage; belittle.
noun
3.
insult or disparagement; criticism.
Origin
1980-85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage
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British Dictionary definitions for disir

dis

/dɪs/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of diss

Dis

/dɪs/
noun
1.
Also called Orcus, Pluto. the Roman god of the underworld
2.
the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent Hades
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Word Origin and History for disir
dis
also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing.
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Slang definitions & phrases for disir

dis

verb

(also diss; on may be added) To show disrespect; insult by slighting; CAP ON someone: The boys on the bus were dissing that girl/ Yet ''dissin','' showing real or apparent disrespect, is cited as the motive in an amazing number of murders/ I'm tired of John dissin' on her all the time (1980s+ Black teenagers)


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Related Abbreviations for disir

dis

  1. disease
  2. to be disrespectful toward

DIS

  1. Defense Investigative Service
  2. Disney Channel
  3. Walt Disney Co.
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Encyclopedia Article for disir

in Germanic mythology, any of a group of supernatural beings who corresponded to the Greek Moirai; they were usually represented as three maidens who spun or wove the fate of men. Some sources name them Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld, perhaps meaning "past," "present," and "future." They were depicted as living by Yggdrasill, the world tree, under Urd's well and were linked with both good and evil. Being frequently attendant at births, they were sometimes associated with midwifery. The name Norn appears only in Scandinavian sources, but the cult of Nornlike beings occurs in several European folklores. In Norse literature the Norns are sometimes called disir.

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