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A woman kissing a baby.


Etymology 1

From Middle English {{enm|kissen}}, {{enm|kussen}}, from Old English {{ang|cyssan||to kiss}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*kussijaną}}, cognates include {{da|kysse}}, {{nl|kussen}}, {{de|küssen}}, {{is|kyssa}} and {{sv|kyssa}}. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*ku}}, {{ine-pro|*kus}} (probably imitative), with cognates including Ancient Greek {{grc|κύσσω}}, poetic form of {{grc|κύσω||to kiss}}, and Template:Hit {{hit|kuwassanzi||they kiss}}.


Kiss (third-person singular simple present [[Kisss#|Kisss]], present participle [[Kissing#|Kissing]], simple past and past participle [[Kissed#|Kissed]])
  1. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      He.String Module Error: function rep expects a number as second parameter, received ""kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack, / That at the parting all the church echoed.
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      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.String Module Error: function rep expects a number as second parameter, received ""The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the windowTemplate:Nb..., and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
  2. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    To touch lightly or slightly; to come into contact.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      Like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume.
    • Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
      Rose, rose and clematis, / Trail and twine and clasp and kiss.
  3. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.
  4. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    To mark a cross (X) after one's name on a card, etc.

Etymology 2

From Middle English {{enm|kis}}, kys, derived from the verb {{enm|kissen}}; compare Middle English {{enm|cos}}, {{enm|cus}} from Old English {{ang|coss}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*kussaz}}.


Kiss (plural [[Kisses#|Kisses]])
  1. A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
  2. An 'X' mark placed at the end of a letter or other type of message.
  3. A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.

Derived terms

See also




  • /kɪs/



  1. pee, wee, tinkle, urine



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