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Meaning of DIS

Pronunciation:  dis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto

DIS is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Orcus
 See Also: Roman deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis-\ (?; 258)
    1. A prefix from the Latin, whence F. d['e]s, or sometimes
       d['e]-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g,
       l, m, n, r, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di-
       before j. It is from the same root as bis twice, and duo,
       E. two. See {Two}, and cf. {Bi-}, {Di-}, {Dia-}.
       Dis-denotes separation, a parting from, as in distribute,
       disconnect; hence it often has the force of a privative
       and negative, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. Also
       intensive, as in dissever.
    Note: Walker's rule of pronouncing this prefix is, that the s
          ought always to be pronounced like z, when the next
          syllable is accented and begins with ``a flat mute [b,
          d, v, g, z], a liquid [l, m, n, r], or a vowel; as,
          disable, disease, disorder, disuse, disband, disdain,
          disgrace, disvalue, disjoin, dislike, dislodge, dismay,
          dismember, dismiss, dismount, disnatured, disrank,
          disrelish, disrobe.'' Dr. Webster's example in
          disapproving of Walker's rule and pronouncing dis-as
          diz in only one (disease) of the above words, is
          followed by recent ortho["e]pists. See {Disable},
          {Disgrace}, and the other words, beginning with dis-,
          in this Dictionary.
    2. A prefix from Gr. di`s- twice. See {Di-}.
  2. \Dis\, n. [L.]
    The god Pluto. --Shak.
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