See

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See also: see, sée, se, Se, and

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz. Compare Low German See, Dutch zee, English sea, Danish .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

See m (genitive Sees, plural Seen)

  1. lake
    Dieser See ist sehr klein.
    This lake is very small.

Noun 2[edit]

See f (genitive See, no plural)

  1. sea, ocean
    Mein Großvater ist als Fischer zur See gefahren.
    My grandfather went to sea as a fisherman.
  2. sea, sea condition, swell
    Die See ist heute sehr ruhig.
    The sea is very calm today.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (sea, ocean): This sense is normal in compounds and fixed expressions (as above). Otherwise, See is elevated and usually replaced by the synonym Meer.
  • (swell): This sense is very common in nautical parlance but also familiar to ordinary people.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

eng See

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German saga, from Proto-Germanic *sagō. Cognate with German Säge, English saw, Dutch zaag, Icelandic sög, Danish sav.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

See f (plural Seeën)

  1. saw

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Min Nan Hokkien .

Proper noun[edit]

See

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.