seu

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Catalan sou, from Latin suum. The original stem was modified by analogy with meu.

Adjective[edit]

seu (feminine seva or seua, masculine plural seus, feminine plural seves or seues)

  1. his, her, its, their
Usage notes[edit]
  • When preceding a noun, seu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.
  • The third person possessive changes form for number and gender according to the number and gender of the item possessed, not the number and gender of the possessor.
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sedes

Noun[edit]

seu m (plural seus)

  1. seat
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See seure.

Verb[edit]

seu

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of seure.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of seure.

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suus.

Pronoun[edit]

seu m (masculine plural seus, feminine súa, feminine plural súas)

  1. (possessive) his, hers, its
  2. (possessive) their

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

seu

  1. rōmaji reading of せう

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sive.

Conjunction[edit]

seu

  1. or
  2. either...or (seu...seu)

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: sau

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suus.

Pronoun[edit]

seu m (plural seus, feminine sa, feminine plural sas)

  1. third-person singular possessive pronoun: his, her, its

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sew/
  • Hyphenation: seu

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus.

Pronoun[edit]

seu m (feminine sua plural seus feminine plural suas)

  1. Second-person singular possessive pronoun. your; yours (when using the second-person pronoun você)
    Posso ficar na sua casa?
    Can I stay at your house?
  2. Third-person singular possessive pronoun. his; her; its.
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Rocco, page 240:
      Era difícil dizer se a professora os ouvira, pois seu rosto estava oculto pelas sombras.
      It was difficult to tell whether the teacher had heard them, because her face was hidden by the shadows.
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 417:
      Então o sorriso reapareceu em seu rosto [...]
      Then the smile reappeared in his face [...]
    • 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 135:
      [...] seu vocabulário tinha apenas cinco palavras [...]
      [...] his vocabulary had only five words [...]
  3. Third-person plural possessive pronoun. their; theirs
  4. you (used before epithets for emphasis)
    Seu idiota!
    You idiot! (addressing one man)
    Suas idiotas.
    You idiots! (addressing a group of women)
Usage notes[edit]

Inflects according to the object’s gender and number.

Synonyms[edit]
See also[edit]
Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person meu minha meus minhas
Second person teu tua teus tuas
Third person seu sua seus suas
Plural First person nosso nossa nossos nossas
Second person vosso vossa vossos vossas
Third person seu sua seus suas


Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

seu m (uncountable)

  1. (familiar) mister (as a form of address)
Synonyms[edit]

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sebum.

Noun[edit]

seu n (plural seuri)

  1. animal fat
  2. suet
  3. tallow

Related terms[edit]