sei

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See also: Sei, sēi, séi, Séi, séí, sɛi, -sei, se'i, šei, and шеи

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sei whale, from Norwegian seihval, seikval, from sei (pollock) + hval (whale). Doublet of saithe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sei (plural seis)

  1. A sei whale.
    • 2005, Wayne Ledwell, Whales and Dolphins of Newfoundland and Labrador:
      Seis also feed by engulfing small schooling fish.

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Basque numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: sei
    Ordinal: seigarren
    Multiplier: seikoitz
    Fractional: seiren

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Basque *sei (six), which, despite its similarity with Spanish seis, Portuguese seis, French six and Latin sex, is not a Romance borrowing.[1] Often compared with Iberian śei (six).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /s̺ei̯/, [s̺e̞i̯]
  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. six

Declension[edit]

Declension of sei (numeral, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive sei seia seiak
ergative seik seiak seiek
dative seiri seiari seiei
genitive seiren seiaren seien
comitative seirekin seiarekin seiekin
causative seirengatik seiarengatik seiengatik
benefactive seirentzat seiarentzat seientzat
instrumental seiz seiaz seiez
inessive anim. seirengan seiarengan seiengan
inanim. seitan seian seietan
locative anim.
inanim. seitako seiko seietako
allative anim. seirengana seiarengana seiengana
inanim. seitara seira seietara
terminative anim. seirenganaino seiarenganaino seienganaino
inanim. seitaraino seiraino seietaraino
directive anim. seirenganantz seiarenganantz seienganantz
inanim. seitarantz seirantz seietarantz
destinative anim. seirenganako seiarenganako seienganako
inanim. seitarako seirako seietarako
ablative anim. seirengandik seiarengandik seiengandik
inanim. seitatik seitik seietatik
partitive seirik
prolative seitzat

References[edit]

  1. ^ sei” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  2. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011), “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139

Further reading[edit]

  • sei” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • sei in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Bavarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with German sein (his, pronoun).

Pronoun[edit]

sei (plural seine)

  1. his, its
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with German sein (to be, verb).

Verb[edit]

sei (past participle gwen, 3rd person singular past woar, subjunctive waar)

  1. to be
Conjugation[edit]

Corsican[edit]

Corsican cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognates include Italian sei and Spanish seis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsej/
  • Hyphenation: sei

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. six

References[edit]

  • sei” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

East Central German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German sein.

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) to be

References[edit]

  • 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch[2], 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, OCLC 932028867, page 116:

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus (his, her, its), from Proto-Indo-European *swoyos.

Pronoun[edit]

sei (plural seis, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)

  1. third-person singular possessive pronoun (his, her, its)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      A grandeda da lengua española é indiscotibli, i sei estudio, utilización defensa debin sel algo consostancial a nos, []
      The greatness of the Spanish language is unquestionable, and its study, use and defense must be something consubstantial to us, []
  2. third-person plural possessive pronoun (their)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      En esta época en que otras lenguas de España son recuñucias por tos cumu uficiais en sei territoriu []
      In this time when other languages of Spain are recognised by everyone as official in their territory []

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Norwegian sei (saithe), via use in the 1950s and '60s on frozen fish packages of Norwegian origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsei̯/, [ˈs̠e̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Syllabification(key): sei

Noun[edit]

sei

  1. (proscribed) Synonym of seiti

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative sei seit
genitive sein seiden
seitten
partitive seitä seitä
illative seihin seihin
singular plural
nominative sei seit
accusative nom. sei seit
gen. sein
genitive sein seiden
seitten
partitive seitä seitä
inessive seissä seissä
elative seistä seistä
illative seihin seihin
adessive seillä seillä
ablative seiltä seiltä
allative seille seille
essive seinä seinä
translative seiksi seiksi
instructive sein
abessive seittä seittä
comitative seineen
Possessive forms of sei (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person seini seimme
2nd person seisi seinne
3rd person seinsä

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saber

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. first-person singular subjunctive I of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont (English translation)
      Meinst du, ich sei ein Kind, oder wahnsinnig?
      Thinkest thou I am a child, or frantic?
  2. third-person singular subjunctive I of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Er sieht oft aus, als wenn er in der völligen Überzeugung lebe, er sei Herr, und wolle es uns nur aus Gefälligkeit nicht fühlen lassen, [...]
      He carries himself as if he felt he were the master here, and were withheld by courtesy alone from making us feel his supremacy; [...]
  3. singular imperative of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Geh deines Pfads, und sei ruhig.
      Go your way and be quiet.

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌴𐌹

Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sei

  1. Only used in sei sei

Italian[edit]

Italian numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: sei
    Ordinal: sesto
    Ordinal abbreviation:
    Adverbial: sei volte
    Multiplier: sestuplo
    Collective: tutti e sei
    Fractional: sesto
Italian Wikipedia article on 6

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Numeral[edit]

sei (invariable)

  1. six

Noun[edit]

sei m (invariable)

  1. six
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
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asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
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otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. second-person singular present indicative of essere

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せい

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (more common in the western dialects, though still found in Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian alongside sei) se

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se (she - third person singular feminine pronoun)
    (Low Prussian) Sei ös Anke.
    She is Anke (Annie).

Pronoun[edit]

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se (they - third person plural pronoun)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sēi.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English .

Noun[edit]

sei

  1. Alternative form of see (sea)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sea

Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German si(e) (they), merged from Old High German sie m pl, sio f pl, siu n pl, from Proto-Germanic *īz m, *ijôz f, *ijō n, the nominative plural forms of *iz. Cognate with German sie, Dutch zij.

Pronoun[edit]

sei

  1. they

Inflection[edit]

Personal pronouns
singular plural
1st person i biar
2nd person du ir
3rd person er, si, s sei

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse seiðr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sei m (definite singular seien, indefinite plural seier, definite plural seiene)

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse seiðr.

Noun[edit]

sei m (definite singular seien, indefinite plural seiar, definite plural seiane)

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. imperative of seia and seie

References[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

Adjective[edit]

sei

  1. (possessive) his
  2. (possessive) its
Inflection[edit]
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative
and
accusative
sei sei sei sei
dative seim seinre seim seine

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. to be
Usage notes[edit]
  • Also used as the less common auxiliary verb to form the past tense along with the past participle.
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Earl C. Haag, Pennsylvania German Reader and Grammar (2010)

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈsɐj/, [ˈsɐj]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ˈsej/, [ˈsej]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /ˈse/, [ˈse]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of saber

Interjection[edit]

sei

  1. (Brazil, sarcastic) yeah, right (sarcastic expression of disbelief)

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei (third-person singular simple present seis, present participle seiin, simple past saw, past participle seen)

  1. South Scots form of see
    Div ee sei yon hoose ower there?Did you see your house over there?

References[edit]

  1. ^ see, v.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Sicilian[edit]

Sicilian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : sestu

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex.

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. six

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese (MC ɕɨ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sei (old orthography sei)

  1. poetry, poem