sue

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman suer, siwer et al., Old French sivre (follow after) ( > French suivre), from Vulgar Latin *sequere (follow), from Latin sequi.

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sue (third-person singular simple present sues, present participle suing, simple past and past participle sued)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To follow.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Bk.XIII, Ch.iv:
      And the olde knyght seyde unto the yonge knyght, ‘Sir, swith me.’
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen, III.iv:
      though oft looking backward, well she vewd, / Her selfe freed from that foster insolent, / And that it was a knight, which now her sewd, / Yet she no lesse the knight feard, then that villein rude.
  2. (transitive) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
  3. (transitive) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
  4. (falconry, of a hawk) To clean (the beak, etc.).
  5. (nautical) To leave high and dry on shore.
    to sue a ship
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. H. Dana, Jr to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To court.

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Ewe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /suːɛ/, /suːeɪ/

Adjective[edit]

sue

  1. small

French[edit]

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sue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of suer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of suer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of suer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of suer
  5. second-person singular imperative of suer
  6. Feminine of past participle of savoir

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suae

Adjective[edit]

sue f pl

  1. his, her, its; plural form of sua

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sue

  1. rōmaji reading of すえ

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

sue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of suō

Noun[edit]

sue

  1. ablative singular of sūs

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

sue

  1. First-person singular (eu) affirmative imperative of suar
  2. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of suar
  3. First-person singular (eu) negative imperative of suar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of suar
  5. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of suar
  6. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of suar

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Pronoun[edit]

sue (possesive) m (Feminine: soje)

  1. his