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From Proto-Indo-European *seg- (to attach, to touch). Compare Proto-Germanic *sankilaz (lace, tie) and Sanskrit सजति (sájati, to cling to).



seges f (genitive segetis); third declension

  1. a cornfield
  2. (by extension) the standing corn, growing corn, crop
  3. (by extension) a field, ground, soil; arable land
  4. (figuratively) a crop, fruit, produce, result, profit
  5. (figuratively) a thicket, forest, multitude


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative seges segetēs
genitive segetis segetum
dative segetī segetibus
accusative segetem segetēs
ablative segete segetibus
vocative seges segetēs


Derived terms[edit]


  • seges in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • seges in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “seges”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • seges” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the laughing cornfields: laetae segetes
  • Pokorny, 2405