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A stableman or groom, especially in India.

[Hindi sā'is, from Arabic, active participle of sāsa, to tend, manage, perhaps denominative from *sūs, horse, Hebrew sûs.]
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(saɪs) ,




1. (Historical Terms) (formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
2. (in Malaysia) a driver or chauffeur
[C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer]
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or saice


(in India) a groom; stable attendant.
[1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic]
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Syce, "Acute and chronic toxicity of the aqueous extract of Artemisia afra in rodents," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
(28.) Donninger H, Glashoff R, Haitchi HM, Syce JA, Ghildyal R, van Rensburg E, et al.
As soon as the mammalian SC proteins SYCE and TEX, discovered recently, were found in mouse, we consider the mouse as the most representative mammalian species, if only one species is to be chosen as query in laborious computer database monitoring.
(13.) Johnson Q, Syce J, Nell H, Rudeen K, Folk WR.
The syce invited us to descend but we felt several degrees more comfortable in our gharri in that multitude.
Amabeoku, G.J., Leng, M.J., Syce, J.A.: Antimicrobial and anticonvulsant activities of Viscum capense.
Volume two, covering the eighteenth century, shows a cavalry officer in an Indian Sepoy regiment with his syce and drummer.
He recalls that his company maintained horse would be presented to him, saddled and bridled, outside his bungalow each morning by his syce. He would then ride it to a distant corner of the estate and return, on foot.
(a) The long vowel sound is preceded and succeeded by a short 's' sound Long A Sevssel (the name of 2 villages on the upper Rhone), sayst Long E deceased, caecitis Long I incisor, syce (an Indian horse groom) Long O saussurite (variety of the mineral zoisite), society Long U disuse