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sire | sirt |

As a proper noun sire

is .

As a noun sirt is

(obsolete) a quicksand.

sire

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively: formerly in speaking to elders and superiors, later only when addressing a sovereign.
  • A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
  • (obsolete) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And raise his issue, like a loving sire .
  • (obsolete) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
  • * Shelley
  • [He] was the sire of an immortal strain.

    Verb

    (sir)
  • Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 6:
  • In these travels, my father sired thirteen children in all, four boys and nine girls.

    Anagrams

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    sirt

    English

    Noun

  • (obsolete) A quicksand.
  • (Webster 1913)