sei

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See also: séi, Séi, sɛi, -sei, se'i, and séí

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sei ‎(plural seis)

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

Basque[edit]

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : seigarren

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. six

Corsican[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. (cardinal) six

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]

From Norwegian sei(saithe), spread to common use in 1950's and 1960's due to failure to translate the word on frozen fish packages of Norwegian origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsei̯/
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Hyphenation: sei

Noun[edit]

sei

  1. saithe (Pollachius virens)

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

Usage notes[edit]

This term is regarded by many as unrecommended.

Synonyms[edit]

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
      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. Imperative singular of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Geh deines Pfads, und sei ruhig.
      Go your way and be quiet.

German 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]

  • IPA(key): /zɛɪ̯/, /zaɪ̯/

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)

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌴𐌹

Italian[edit]

Italian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : sesto
    Multiplier : sestuplo
    Fractional : sesto

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛi/, [ˈs̪ɛi̯]
  • Hyphenation: sèi

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. (cardinal) six

Adjective[edit]

sei m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. six

Noun[edit]

sei m ‎(invariable)

  1. six

sei f pl

  1. (following the article le) six o'clock (a.m. or p.m.)
    Sono le sei.
    It's six o'clock.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. second-person singular indicative present form of essere

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
40 Asso di picche.jpg 41 Due di picche.jpg 42 Tre di picche.jpg 43 Quattro di picche.jpg 44 Cinque di picche.jpg 45 Sei di picche.jpg 46 Sette di picche.jpg
asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
47 Otto di picche.jpg 48 Nove di picche.jpg 49 Dieci di picche.jpg 50 J di picche.jpg 51 Q di picche.jpg 52 K di picche.jpg Jolly Nero.jpg
otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sei

  1. Romaji transcription of せい

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

sei

  1. Inserts a metalinguistic clause into a sentence; often used to interrupt a quotation to state who said it.
    lu xu da mi prali sei la alis pensi le nu tavla le vi smacu li'u
    "Would it be of any use, now," thought Alice, "to speak to this mouse?"

Usage notes[edit]

  • A clause begun with sei can be ended with the elidable terminator se'u.
  • The selbri within the clause begun with sei should not have any sumti following it unless it/these are attached to the selbri through be/bei. Otherwise the trailing sumti will not be recognized by the Lojban grammar as being plugged in to that selbri: this feature helps a sei-clause to end "naturally" without recourse to the elidable terminator se'u.

Rafsi[edit]

sei

  1. rafsi of sepli.

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse seiðr

Noun[edit]

sei m

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. imperative of seia and seie

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German sein.

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. to be
    ich bin — I am
    du bischt — you are
    er, sie, es iss — he, she, it is
    mer sin — we are
    sie sin — they are

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sey (obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sei

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of saber
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 375:
      Confiem em mim. Sei o que estou fazendo...
      Trust me. I know what I'm doing...

Interjection[edit]

sei

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

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (South Scots) to see
    Div ee sei yon hoose ower there?

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex.

Numeral[edit]

sei

  1. (cardinal) six