Pish vs Kish - What's the difference?

pish | kish |


As an interjection pish

is an expression of disdain.

As a noun pish

is a sibilant noise (eg "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

As a verb pish

is to try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (eg "psshh").

As a proper noun kish is

an ancient city of sumer, located some 12 km east of babylon, and 80 km south of baghdad.

pish

English

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • An expression of disdain.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia pish) (es)
  • A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
  • To express contempt.
  • 1606 - act ii, scene 1
    Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!

    Usage notes

    * Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing .

    References

    * * Dunne, Peter (2006). The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls . ISBN 9780811732956. * Langham, G. M.; Contreras, T.A. & Sieving, K.E. (2006). Why pishing works: Titmouse (Paridae) scolds elicit a generalized response in bird communities]. Ecoscience 13 (4): 485–496. doi:10.2980/1195-6860(2006)13[485:WPWTPS2.0.CO;2

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    kish

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cis, .

    Noun

    (es)
  • a basket used in Ireland, mainly for carrying turf
  • :*1922 : Ignorant as a kish of brogues, worth fifty thousand pounds. — James Joyce, Ulysses
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) Kies gravel, pyrites.

    Noun

    (-)
  • The graphite formed incidentally in iron smelting.
  • (Webster 1913)

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