Pronunciation: (dēs),[key] —n., —pl.dis•irPronunciation: (dē'sir).[key]Scand. Myth. 1. lady; woman.
2. female deity, esp. one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.
—v.t. 1. to show disrespect for; affront.
2. to disparage; belittle.
—n. insult or disparagement; criticism.
Pronunciation: (dis),[key] —n.Class. Myth. a god of the underworld. Also called Dis Pater. Cf. Pluto.
a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force (see de-, un -2); used freely, esp. with these latter senses, as an English formative: disability; disaffirm; disbar; disbelief; discontent; dishearten; dislike; disown.Also,di-.