seach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sech.

Preposition[edit]

seach ‎(plus nominative, triggers no mutation)

  1. (literary) by, past, beyond
  2. other than, rather than, more than

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • seachas ‎(besides, other than, rather than; compared to)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sech.

Preposition[edit]

seach


  1. rather than
  2. compared to, in comparison with
    tha e neònach na dhòighean seach iomadh ainmhidh eile - it is peculiar in its behaviour compared to many other animals
    tha a chòig uiread de dhaoine a’ fuireach ann an Nepal, seach Alba - five times as many people live in Nepal as in Scotland
  3. after, past (usually when referring to a sequence)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The folowing noun is in the nominative case.
  • Placed between two identical words has the meaning of "either" or "neither":
    na creid fear seach fear aca - don't believe either of them
    cha b' e aon seach aon - it was neither one nor the other
    chan eil sin cothromach do dh'àite seach àite - that isn't fair to either place

Derived terms[edit]

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Middle English saugh

Verb[edit]

seach

  1. saw, first and third person singular, simple past, of verb sjen