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From Old Norse sef[1], whence also Danish siv, Icelandic sef and Swedish säv ‎(club-rush).


seave ‎(plural seaves)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A rush (the plant).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ Siv” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.