seien

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

seien

  1. third-person plural imperfect indicative form of seure

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

seien

  1. First-person plural subjunctive I of sein.
  2. Third-person plural subjunctive I of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      "Im Namen des Königs, und kraft besonderer von Seiner Majestät uns übertragenen Gewalt, alle seine Unterthanen, wes Standes sie seien, zugleich die Ritter des goldnen Vließes zu richten, erkennen wir—"
      "In the King's name, and invested by his Majesty with authority to judge all his subjects of whatever rank [they be], not excepting the knights of the Golden Fleece, we declare—"

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English secgan (say)

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Verb[edit]

seien

  1. To say, that is
    1. To declare, to state in speech (and, by extension, in writing)
    2. To answer, to reply
    3. To call, to name or define
    4. To describe; to narrate
    5. To mean, to intend to say
    6. To teach or direct
    7. (ecclesiastical) To recite, to sing
    8. (law) To affirm, to assert
    9. (law) To plead
  2. (interjection) Say!
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English sǣgan

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Verb[edit]

seien

  1. To fall down, to sink
  2. To go to
  3. (of time) To pass, to go by
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Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

seien m

  1. definite singular of sei

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