sunt

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See also: sünt and sûnt

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sunt

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of sum
    Marcus et Lucius sunt nautae. — "Marcus and Lucius are sailors."
    Sunt iuvenēs. — "They are young."
    Sunt silvae in prōvinciā. — "There are forests in the province."

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sounden, from Old French sonder, from sonde (sounding line) of Germanic origin.

Verb[edit]

sunt (verbal noun suntal or sunteil, past participle suntit)

  1. (nautical) to sound, fathom, chart by sounding

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sunt hunt
after "yn", tunt
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sunt

  1. neuter singular of sunn

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sunt

  1. neuter singular of sunn

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sont (much more common)

Verb[edit]

sunt

  1. third-person plural present indicative of estre

Old Irish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sunt

  1. Alternative spelling of sund

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sum (I am) and sunt (they are)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sunt

  1. first-person singular present tense form of fi.
    Sunt un bărbat.
    I'm a man.
    Sunt un băiat de șapte ani.
    I'm a seven-year-old boy. (literally, I'm a boy of seven years.)
  2. third-person plural present tense form of fi.
    Ei sunt bărbați.
    They are men.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word was spelled sînt until the 1993 spelling reform (which also changed sîntem to suntem and sînteți to sunteți). Indeed, the sînt spelling is still used by some in Romania (especially among the older generation), and remains common in the Republic of Moldova.

Synonyms[edit]


Saterland Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

sunt

  1. Form of weese

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sunt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of sund.