sever

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English severen, from Old French sevrer, from Latin separāre (to separate), from se- (apart) + parāre (provide, arrange).

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sever (third-person singular simple present severs, present participle severing, simple past and past participle severed)

  1. (transitive) To cut free.
    After he graduated, he severed all links to his family.
    to sever the head from the body
    • Bible, Matthew xiii. 49
      The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
  2. (intransitive) To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (intransitive) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
    The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt. — Ex. ix. 4.
    They claimed the right of severing in their challenge. — Macaulay.
  4. (law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate.
    to sever an estate in joint tenancy
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

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sever m

  1. north

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sêʋer/
  • Hyphenation: se‧ver

Noun[edit]

sȅver m (Cyrillic spelling се̏вер)

  1. (uncountable) north

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

Noun[edit]

sever m (genitive singular severe, nominative plural severy), declension pattern dub

  1. North
    na sever
    to the north
    na severe
    in the north
    na sever od Ontária
    (moving) north of Ontario

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  • sever in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

Noun[edit]

sever m inan (??? please provide the genitive!, ??? please provide the nominative plural!)

  1. north

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sever

  1. Second-person negative imperative of sevmemek.
  2. Second-person imperative of sevmek.

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