seg

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See also: SEG and -ség

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛɡ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English segge, from Old English secg (man, warrior, hero), from Proto-West Germanic *sagi, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaz (follower, retainer, warrior), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow, accompany). Cognate with Norwegian segg, Icelandic seggur (bully).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

seg (plural segs)

  1. (archaic) A man; warrior; hero.
  2. (UK dialectal) A man; fellow.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from the root of Latin secāre (to cut).

Noun[edit]

seg (plural segs)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect, obsolete) A castrated farm animal.

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of segregation

Noun[edit]

seg (uncountable)

  1. (US prison slang) Segregation
    • 1988, July 15, “Albert Williams”, in Prison Drama[1]:
      [] when a prisoner is transferred or paroled or sent to "seg" (segregation) or hauled back into court, they don't ask if he's busy with a lead role in a play.

Adjective[edit]

seg (not comparable)

  1. Designated for colored people
    Black members of the order were relegated to seg lodges.

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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

seg (plural segs)

  1. A metal stud or plate fixed to the sole or heel of a shoe to prevent excessive wear.
    Synonym: blakey
  2. (dialect) A callus, an area of hardened skin.
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Etymology 5[edit]

See sedge.

Noun[edit]

seg

  1. Sedge
  2. Gladen, or other species of Iris
    • 1805 January, “Observations made in a Tour through parts of Orkney and Shetland in 1894”, in The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, volume 67, number 1, page 26:
      In one district of Stronsa, I observed several acres covered with the common yellow flag, or seg (iris pseudacorus,) of which a very coarse kind of hay is here made.
    • 2019, Roy Vickery, Vickery's Folk Flora, page lxxiii:
      It's also believed that anyone who bites a seg will develop an impediment of speech, such as a stammer.
    • 2020, Ernest Marwick, The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland:
      Boats were made of wood, paper or segs (the leaves of the yellow flag). For some reason, children in Stenness (O) were warned that if they chewed seg leaves they would become dumb.

Etymology 6[edit]

Noun[edit]

seg (plural segs)

  1. (broadcasting) Clipping of segment.
    • 1951, December 15, Billboard (page 6)
      The usual partisanship for bankrollers of radio segs is shown on TV stations.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Verb[edit]

seg (present seg, present participle seggende, past participle geseg)

  1. Obsolete form of .

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sik, from Proto-Germanic *sek, from Proto-Indo-European *swé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

seg (accusative reflexive)

  1. oneself, himself, herself, itself, themselves

Declension[edit]

Reflexive pronouns - Afturbent fornavn
Singular (eintal), Plural (fleirtal) 3. m, f, n
Nominative (hvørfall)
Accusative (hvønnfall) seg
Dative (hvørjumfall) sær
Genitive (hvørsfall) sín

References[edit]

  • Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen: Faroese : An Overview and Reference Grammar. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag, 2004 (p. ., 325 ff.)

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English seċġ (sedge).

Noun[edit]

seg

  1. Alternative form of segge (sedge)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English seċġ (man).

Noun[edit]

seg

  1. Alternative form of segge (man)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

seg - reflexive pronoun

  1. (with verb) oneself; itself; himself/herself
  2. (with verb) one, him, her, it, them
  3. (with verb) themselves
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

seg

  1. simple past of sige

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse sik, from Proto-Germanic *sek (accusative of *se-). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swe- (self).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

seg - reflexive pronoun

  1. (with verb) oneself; itself; himself/herself
  2. (with verb) one, him, her, it, them
  3. (with verb) themselves
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sèg

  1. (non-standard since 1938) imperative of segja

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

seg

  1. imperative of sega

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

seg

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of segja

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seg (comparative segare, superlative segast)

  1. tough
  2. capable of withstanding a lot of torsion without breaking
  3. chewy
  4. leathery
  5. slow-witted
  6. tardy
  7. rubbery

Declension[edit]

Inflection of seg
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular seg segare segast
Neuter singular segt segare segast
Plural sega segare segast
Masculine plural3 sege segare segast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 sege segare segaste
All sega segare segaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse sik, from Proto-Germanic *sek, from Proto-Indo-European *se.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

seg - reflexive pronoun

  1. (reflexive) accusative and dative third person reflexive pronoun meaning oneself (and also depending on context himself, herself, itself and themselves)
    tvill bórt i skogjen
    to get oneself lost in the forest
  2. (referring to the subject of the main clause) him, her, it, them
    haimfålke fik en til fåli ve si
    the home folks got him to accompany them
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Singular of saaij (say).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

seg

  1. I, thou, he, she, it says