sens

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sens

  1. plural form of sen

Catalan[edit]

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sens

  1. Alternative form of sense.

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French sens, sen, san (sense, reason, direction), partly from Latin sensus (sense, sensation, feeling, meaning), from sentiō (feel, perceive); partly from Frankish *sinn (sense, reason, mental faculty, way, direction), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (mind, meaning). Both Latin and Germanic from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to feel). Compare also French assener (to thrust out), forcené (maniac). More at send.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sens m (plural sens)

  1. sense
  2. meaning
  3. direction
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Etymology 2[edit]

from sentir

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /sɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

sens

  1. first-person singular indicative present of sentir
  2. second-person singular indicative present of sentir
  3. second-person singular imperative of sentir

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *senas, from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old). In Latvian, apparently only the adverbial form sen was conserved without interruption; in the first Latvian dictionaries, only vecs is consistently given as an adjective, whereas the occurrences of sens are few and dubious. Apparently the Latvian adjectival form of sen fell out of usage after proto-Baltic times, and was recoined and successfully reintroduced only in the 19th century. Cognates include Lithuanian sẽnas (old, ancient), Sudovian sens (old), Old Irish sen, Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌴𐌹𐌲𐍃 (sineigs) (< *sen-ei-), Sanskrit सनः (sánaḥ, old), Ancient Greek ἕνος (hénos, old, last year's), Latin senex (old in age, senior).[1]

Adjective[edit]

sens (definite senais, comparative senāks, superlative vissenākais, irregular adverb sen)

  1. ancient, old, of long ago (many years, centuries, ages ago; the people of such times, their institutions, culture, etc.)
    seni laiki, tāla pagatneancient times, distant past
    senā Grieķijaancient Greece
    senā Romaancient Rome
    sens rokrakstsancient manuscript
    sena tradīcijaancient tradition
    sena valodaancient language
    sens darbarīksancient tool
    seni augi, dzīvniekiancient plants, animals
    senie latvieši — the ancient Latvians
    senie eģiptieši — the ancient Egyptians
    sena ciltsancient tribe
  2. old (from relatively long ago; separated from the present by a (subjectively) significant amount of time)
    sena skolasbiedru draudzība — an old schoolmate friendship
    sens paziņa — an old acquaintance
    piedzīvojumu žanrs kinomākslā ir sens un pārbaudīts — the adventure genre in film is old and tried

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “sens” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

sens m (plural sens)

  1. sense (method for a living being to gather data about the world)

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Partly from Latin sensus (sense, sensation, feeling, meaning), from sentiō (feel, perceive); partly from Frankish *sinn (sense, mental faculty, way, direction), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (mind, meaning). Both Latin and Germanic from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to feel). More at sens.

Noun[edit]

sens m (oblique plural sens, nominative singular sens, nominative plural sens)

  1. reason; ability to reason or think

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sens m

  1. sense (meaning or reason)

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