sef

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See also: séf, sêf, šef, șef, şef, and šéf

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

sêf m

  1. safe (for money or valuables)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse sef, possibly borrowed from Old Irish simin, sibin(n), from Proto-Indo-European *sem-ino?.[1] Otherwise from Proto-Germanic *seba-, which would suggest an irregular, non-Indo-European substrate root alternation *seb-, *sem-, similar to sandr.

Noun[edit]

sef n (genitive singular sefs, no plural)

  1. rush (plant of the genus Juncus)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of sofa (to sleep).

Verb[edit]

sef

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sofa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “semetha”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 432-33

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

sef n (genitive sefs)

  1. sedge, rush

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: sef
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: siv
  • Norwegian Bokmål: siv

References[edit]

  • sef in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English safe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sȅf m (Cyrillic spelling се̏ф)

  1. safe, strongbox

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English safe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sẹ̑f m inan

  1. safe (a box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. séf
gen. sing. séfa
singular dual plural
nominative séf séfa séfi
accusative séf séfa séfe
genitive séfa séfov séfov
dative séfu séfoma séfom
locative séfu séfih séfih
instrumental séfom séfoma séfi

Further reading[edit]

  • sef”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh ysef, yssef, from ys (is) + ef (it)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sef

  1. that is to say, that is, namely