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Y \Y\ (w[imac]), n.; pl. Y's (w[imac]z) or Ys. Something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y. Specifically:

  1. One of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye.

  2. A forked or bifurcated pipe fitting.

  3. (Railroads) A portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track.

    Y level (Surv.), an instrument for measuring differences of level by means of a telescope resting in Y's.

    Y moth (Zo["o]l.), a handsome European noctuid moth Plusia gamma) which has a bright, silvery mark, shaped like the letter Y, on each of the fore wings. Its larva, which is green with five dorsal white species, feeds on the cabbage, turnip, bean, etc. Called also gamma moth, and silver Y.


n. (plural of y English)


YS or Y.S. may refer to:

  • Y.S. River, in the island of Jamaica
  • Esat Young Scientist Exhibition
  • Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne IATA airline code
  • Proteus Airlines IATA airline code
  • Youngstown and Southern Railway
  • YS, an album by Il Balletto di Bronzo
  • Your Sinclair magazine, commonly abbreviated as YS
  • The Confederation of Vocational Unions, abbreviated as YS in Norwegian
  • The initial of Kim Young Sam ,the 14th president of Republic of Korea
Ys (series)

is a series of Japanese role-playing video games, and Nihon Falcom corporation's flagship franchise. It started on the NEC PC-8801 in 1987, created by Masaya Hashimoto (director, programmer, designer) and Tomoyoshi Miyazaki (scenario writer). Ys is the most popular of Falcom's games.

Ys titles have appeared on the X1, X1turbo, MSX2, FM-7/77, FM-77AV, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Famicom, Super Famicom, Nintendo DS, PC, Apple IIGS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, TurboGrafx-CD, Mobile phone, and the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Ys (disambiguation)

Ys is a mythical sunken city in Brittany, France.

Ys may also refer to:

Ys (Joanna Newsom album)

Ys (pronounced ) is the second studio album by American musician Joanna Newsom. It was released by Drag City on November 6, 2006. The album was produced by Newsom and Van Dyke Parks, recorded by Steve Albini, mixed by Jim O'Rourke, with accompanying orchestral arrangements by Van Dyke Parks. It features guest vocals from Newsom's then-boyfriend Bill Callahan and from her sister, Emily Newsom. The vocals and harp were recorded at The Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles in December 2005, with the orchestration being recorded between May and June 2006 at the Entorage Studios in Los Angeles.

The album consists of five tracks with song durations ranging from 7 to 17 minutes that deal with events and people who had been important in Newsom's life in the year previous to recording. These events include the sudden death of Newsom's best friend, a continuing illness and a tumultuous relationship. The album was named after the mythical city of Ys, which according to myth was built on the coast of Brittany and later swallowed by the ocean. The albums' title was the last element to be confirmed and was a result of a dream that Joanna had which featured the letters Y and S and a book recommended by a friend that contained reference to the myth.

Upon release Ys was met with widespread critical acclaim and became Newsom's first album to chart in the Billboard 200, where it peaked at number 134, as well as charting in the United Kingdom, France, Norway and Ireland. In recent years, the album has been featured on several music publications' lists of the greatest albums of the 2000s as well as all-time.

Ys (anime)

are two different anime series, both of which are based on the video game series Ys. The first series spans seven episodes and covers the general plotline of the first game of the series, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. The plot centers on Adol Christin as he journeys to the island of Esteria in search of adventure. Upon arrival, he learns that a dark priest known as Dark Fact has been tearing the island apart in search of six mystical tomes of power, the Books of Ys.

The second series picks up immediately after the end of the first and follows the second game, Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter. With Dark Fact's apparent defeat, Adol sets out to solve the mystery of the mysterious books of Ys by going to the source: the floating island of Ys itself. Along with Feena and Reah, Adol makes the journey to the floating island and picks up another companion, Lilia. Also present is Dalles, attempting to resurrect the demon god Darm once again.

Ys I and II ( video game) are often called BOOK ONE and BOOK TWO respectively. Not to be confused with the naming conventions of the games they were based on, the first animated series was split into two parts: BOOK ONE covers episodes 1-4 while BOOK TWO covers episodes 5-7. Since BOOK TWO refers to the second half of the Ys I series, the Ys II anime was named Castle in the Heavens.

Ys (Il Balletto di Bronzo album)

Ys (pronounced EESS) is the second studio album by the Italian progressive rock band Il Balletto di Bronzo. It was released in 1972.

Here the band presents a concept album, with the protagonist the last man left on earth Earth, who makes an incredible journey in three episodes, eventually, and tragically, disappearing in the dark, as was the fate for the mythical island of Ys, swallowed up by the waters.

After the first album Sirio 2222, the band lineup changes with the departure Stinga Jenkins (drums) and the addition of the young keyboardist Gianni Leone (ex City Front) and Gianchi Stringa (drums).

The band makes an abrupt change from a hard rock sound with psychedelic elements to a darker, more operatic approach, which exerts instrumental passages of considerable thickness and complexity. Gianni Leone gains composer credit and dominates much of the album playing various keyboards and contributing all vocals minus the introductory female chorus line, which also (backmasked) serves as the album's reflective epilogue.

Much of Gianni Leone's keyboard sounds and technique--as well as stage persona--often evokes comparisons to Keith Emerson.

Leone samples parts from the album on his solo release Vero, under the alias Leo Nero.