sean

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sean (plural seans)

  1. Alternative form of seine

Verb[edit]

sean (third-person singular simple present seans, present participle seaning, simple past and past participle seaned)

  1. Alternative form of seine
    • 1874, Edmund William Hunt Holdsworth, Deep-sea fishing and fishing boats (page 157)
      Seaning is conducted on a large scale at St. Ives for the capture of pilchards []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos, from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old). Cognate with Latin senior/senex, French sieur, and Spanish señor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sean (comparative sine, genitive singular masculine sean, genitive singular feminine sine, plural seana)

  1. old

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used attributively, sean is prefixed to the noun to form a compound.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sean shean
after "an", tsean
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sean (comparative sine)

  1. old

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

sean

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of ser.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of ser.
  3. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of ser.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

sean (plural seans)

  1. ocean (large body of water)

Declension[edit]