See

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See also: see, se, Se, sée, seë, se'e, and

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz. Compare Low German See, Dutch zee, English sea, Danish .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

See m ‎(genitive Sees, plural Seen)

  1. lake
    Dieser See ist sehr klein.
    This lake is very small.
    • "Görlitzer Park", Berliner Zeitung, November 11, 2013.
      Auf 14 Hektar gibt es unter anderem einen Kinderbauernhof, mehrere Sport-, Spiel- und Bolzplätze, zwei Aussichtsberge und einen kleinen See.
      There are, among other things, a petting zoo, multiple sporting facilities, playing grounds and soccer fields, two overlooks and a small lake on 14 hectares.

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

See f ‎(genitive See, no plural)

  1. sea, ocean
    Mein Großvater ist als Fischer zur See gefahren.
    My grandfather went to sea as a fisherman.
    • Giorgos Christides, "Griechenland empört über Kritik aus Österreich: "Sollen wir die Flüchtlingsboote vielleicht versenken?"", Der Spiegel, January 26, 2016.
      Wenn man ein Boot auf See sichte, gebe es nur eine Handlungsoption.
      When one spots a boat at sea, there would only be one way to act.
  2. sea, sea condition, swell
    Die See ist heute sehr ruhig.
    The sea is very calm today.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • (sea, ocean): This sense is normal in compounds and fixed expressions (as above). Otherwise, See is elevated and usually replaced by the synonym Meer.
  • (swell): This sense is very common in nautical parlance but also familiar to ordinary people.

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Proper noun[edit]

See ? ‎(genitive See)

  1. A municipality in Tyrol, Austria.

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German , from Old Saxon sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz. Compare standard German See, Dutch zee, English sea, Swedish sjö.

Noun[edit]

See m ‎(plural Seen)

  1. a lake

Noun[edit]

See f

  1. sea, ocean
    Mien Grootvader föhr as Fischer to de See.
    My grandfather went to sea as a fisherman.
  2. sea, sea condition, swell
    De See is vundaag bannig rohig.
    The sea is very calm today.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (sea, ocean): Contrary to its German counterpart, See in Low German is the most common word for sea and is never replaced by Meer as it is in standard German.
  • (swell): This sense is very common in nautical parlance but also familiar to ordinary people.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

eng See

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German saga, from Proto-Germanic *sagō. Cognate with German Säge, English saw, Dutch zaag, Icelandic sög, Danish sav.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

See f ‎(plural Seeën)

  1. saw

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien (Si).

Proper noun[edit]

See

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.