sei

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sei (plural seis)

  1. sei whale

Basque[edit]

Basque cardinal numbers
5 6 7
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : seigarren

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. six

Corsican[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. (cardinal) six

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus (his, her, its), from Proto-Indo-European *swoyos.

Pronoun[edit]

sei (plural seis, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)

  1. third-person singular possessive pronoun (his, her, its)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      A grandeda da lengua española é indiscotibli, i sei estudio, utilización defensa debin sel algo consostancial a nos, []
      The greatness of the Spanish language is unquestionable, and its study, use and defense must be something consubstantial to us, []
  2. third-person plural possessive pronoun (their)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      En esta época en que otras lenguas de España son recuñucias por tos cumu uficiais en sei territoriu []
      In this time when other languages of Spain are recognised by everyone as official in their territory []

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian sei (saithe), spread to common use in 1950's and 1960's due to failure to translate the word on frozen fish packages of Norwegian origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sei]
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Hyphenation: sei

Noun[edit]

sei

  1. saithe (Pollachius virens)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This term is regarded by many as unrecommended.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saber

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. First-person singular subjunctive I of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Meinst du, ich sei ein Kind, oder wahnsinnig?
      Thinkest thou I am a child, or frantic?
  2. Third-person singular subjunctive I of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Er sieht oft aus, als wenn er in der völligen Überzeugung lebe, er sei Herr, und wolle es uns nur aus Gefälligkeit nicht fühlen lassen, [...]
      He carries himself as if he felt he were the master here, and were withheld by courtesy alone from making us feel his supremacy; [...]
  3. Imperative singular of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Geh deines Pfads, und sei ruhig.
      Go your way and be quiet.

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (more common in the western dialects, though still found in Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian alongside sei) se

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zɛɪ̯/, /zaɪ̯/

Pronoun[edit]

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se. (she - third person singular feminine pronoun)
    (Low Prussian) Sei ös Anke.
    She is Anke (Annie).

Pronoun[edit]

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se. (they - third person plural pronoun)

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌴𐌹

Italian[edit]

Italian cardinal numbers
5 6 7
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : sesto
    Multiplier : sestuplo

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Adjective[edit]

sei m, f (invariable)

  1. six

Noun[edit]

sei m (invariable)

  1. six

le sei f pl

  1. six o'clock (a.m. or p.m.)

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. second-person singular indicative present form of essere

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. rōmaji reading of せい

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

sei

  1. Inserts a metalinguistic clause into a sentence; often used to interrupt a quotation to state who said it.
    lu xu da mi prali sei la alis pensi le nu tavla le vi smacu li'u
    "Would it be of any use, now," thought Alice, "to speak to this mouse?"

Usage notes[edit]

  • A clause begun with sei can be ended with the elidable terminator se'u.
  • The selbri within the clause begun with sei should not have any sumti following it unless it/these are attached to the selbri through be/bei. Otherwise the trailing sumti will not be recognized by the Lojban grammar as being plugged in to that selbri: this feature helps a sei-clause to end "naturally" without recourse to the elidable terminator se'u.

Rafsi[edit]

sei

  1. rafsi of sepli.

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse seiðr

Noun[edit]

sei m

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. imperative of seia and seie

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. be

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sey (obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of saber
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 375:
      Confiem em mim. Sei o que estou fazendo...
      Trust me. I know what I'm doing...

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae sei (third-person singular simple present seis, present participle seiin, simple past saw, past participle seen)

  1. (South Scots) to see
    Div ee sei yon hoose ower there?

Sicilian[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. (cardinal) six