seid

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See also: Seid, SEID, séid, and sèid

German[edit]

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seid

  1. second-person plural present of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Wer seid ihr, die ihr mir unfreundlich den Schlaf von den Augen schüttelt?
      Who are ye that thus rudely banish slumber from my eyes?
  2. plural imperative of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Armselige Mäuse, die gleich verzweifeln, wenn der Hausherr eine neue Katze anschafft! Nur ein bißchen anders; aber wir treiben unser Wesen vor wie nach, seid nur ruhig.
      Poor mice! The master of the house procures a new cat, and ye are straight in despair! The difference is very trifling; we shall get on as we did before, only be quiet.

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

seid

  1. Alternative form of seide
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum i”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book II, [London: [] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786, leaf 38, verso; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034, lines 36–38, page 76:
      Sire ſeid the damoyſell ye nede not to pulle half ſo hard / for he that ſhall pulle it out ſhal do it with lytel myghte / ye ſay wel ſaid Arthur /
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

seid m (definite singular seiden, indefinite plural seidar, definite plural seidane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1901; superseded by sei

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

seid m (definite singular seiden, indefinite plural seidar, definite plural seidane)

  1. A type of magic, especially in Norse conditions.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) said
  • (Sursilvan) seit
  • (Sutsilvan) set

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sitis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis (perishing, decrease).

Noun[edit]

seid f

  1. (Surmiran) thirst

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

seid f (genitive singular seide, plural seidean or seideachan)

  1. tympany, swelling of the body from flatulence
  2. swelling in a person from luxurious living and deep potations
    Nach ann a tha 'n t-seid!How the fellow is puffed up!
  3. full meal
  4. bellyful, surfeit
    Fhuair e a sheid.He got his fill.
  5. bed spread on the floor, palette, shakedown
    'na luidhe air seidsleeping on a pallet
    seid luachracha bed of rushes
  6. truss of hay, grass or straw
    sop as gach seida wisp from every truss
  7. bench or form to sit on made of grass or heath
  8. voluptuousness
  9. load

Usage notes[edit]

Some authorities give séid for the meanings bed, truss and bench.

References[edit]

  • seid” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.