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Webster 1828 Edition


Soy

SOY

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Noun.
A kind of source, used in Japan.

Definition 2022


soy

soy

See also: soþ

English

Alternative forms

Noun

soy (uncountable)

  1. a common East Asian liquid sauce, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term soy sauce.
    I like a little soy with my rice.
    • 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook, p381
      Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy, as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
  2. Soybeans. Often used attributively.
    These candles are made from soy.
    The soy crop is looking good this year.

Derived terms

Translations


Middle French

Pronoun

soy

  1. oneself

Descendants


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin sum (I am). Compare with doy and voy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsoi/, [ˈso̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -oi̯

Verb

soy

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ser.
    Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán.
    I am not a sailor, I am a captain.

Tocharian B

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *suHyús. Cognate with Tocharian A se, Old Armenian ուստր (ustr) and Ancient Greek υἱύς (huiús). Confer also the diminituve form soṃśke reflecting the alternative Proto-Indo-European root for "son".

Noun

soy m

  1. son

Related terms

See also


Turkish

Etymology

From Old Turkic [script needed] (soy), from Proto-Turkic.

References

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈso·ɪ/

Noun

soy

  1. ancestry
  2. descent
  3. family
  4. kin
  5. lineage
  6. sort
  7. tribe
  8. origin
  9. pedigree
  10. progeny