seine

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English[edit]

seining for salmon

Etymology[edit]

Old English seġne, from West Proto-Germanic *sagīna, from Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē, dragnet), of unknown origin.

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Noun[edit]

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seine (plural seines)

  1. A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 169:
      They were too busy hauling at ropes, collectively drawing a large seine across the bay before them – and singing their hearts out.

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Verb[edit]

seine (third-person singular simple present seines, present participle seining, simple past and past participle seined)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To use a seine, to fish with a seine.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

seine

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of seinen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seine f (plural seines)

  1. seine (for fishing)

Verb[edit]

seine

  1. inflection of seiner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

seine f sg or pl

  1. inflection of seiner:
    1. feminine singular
    2. plural

Determiner[edit]

seine f sg or pl

  1. inflection of sein:
    1. nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

seine

  1. Alternative form of seien

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē, dragnet).

Noun[edit]

seine f (plural seines)

  1. (Jersey, fishing) dragnet

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seine

  1. definite singular of sein
  2. plural of sein

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seine

  1. definite singular of sein
  2. plural of sein

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

seine c (plural seinen)

  1. blessing
Further reading[edit]
  • seine (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

seine c (plural seinen, diminutive seintsje)

  1. scythe
Further reading[edit]
  • seine (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

seine

  1. to signal
Inflection[edit]
Weak class 1
infinitive seine
3rd singular past seinde
past participle seind
infinitive seine
long infinitive seinen
gerund seinen n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular sein seinde
2nd singular seinst seindest
3rd singular seint seinde
plural seine seinden
imperative sein
participles seinend seind
Further reading[edit]
  • seine (IV)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011