Seemann

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See ‎(sea) +‎ Mann ‎(man)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzeːman/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: See‧mann

Noun[edit]

Seemann m ‎(genitive Seemanns or Seemannes, plural Seeleute or Seemänner, feminine Seemännin)

  1. sailor (worker on a ship)
  2. seaman

Declension[edit]

With plural Seeleute

With plural Seemänner

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike most German nouns denoting human beings, this word has no commonly used distinct feminine. A female sailor or seaman is also called Seemann; the feminine Seemännin is very rare.

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