seitan

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English[edit]

Seitan slices

Etymology[edit]

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term was coined in Japanese in the early 1960s by philosopher George Ohsawa to refer to wheat gluten as used in Ohsawa's macrobiotic system of cooking and health. The exact derivation is uncertain. The first syllable may be from (sei, life), (sei, proper, correct), or (sei, made of), while the second syllable is from (tan, from 蛋白 (tanpaku, protein)). In Japan, wheat gluten itself is usually referred to as (fu, wheat bran, gluten), while seitan in particular is generally written in katakana as セイタン. Another common term for this is グルテンミート (gluten meat).

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seitan (uncountable)

  1. Specially processed wheat gluten, used as a protein-rich food.
    • 1994, Leonard Jacobs, Cooking with Seitan: The Complete Vegetarian "wheat-meat" Cookbook, Penguin →ISBN, page 28
      Pan-simmer baked seitan cutlets in Basic Broth (page 20) or other seasoned stock for 15 minutes.
    • 2007 July 13, C. J. Hughes, “Amid the Ruins of the Bungalow Era, a Weekenders’ Revival”, in New York Times[1]:
      Fifty people [] ordered from a diverse menu that included vegan options like wheatgrass shots ($4) and seitan cutlets ($16).

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Numeral[edit]

seitan

  1. inessive indefinite of sei

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsei̯tɑn/, [ˈs̠e̞i̯t̪ɑn]
  • Rhymes: -eitɑn
  • Syllabification: sei‧tan

Noun[edit]

seitan

  1. seitan

Declension[edit]

Inflection of seitan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative seitan seitanit
genitive seitanin seitanien
partitive seitania seitaneja
illative seitaniin seitaneihin
singular plural
nominative seitan seitanit
accusative nom. seitan seitanit
gen. seitanin
genitive seitanin seitanien
partitive seitania seitaneja
inessive seitanissa seitaneissa
elative seitanista seitaneista
illative seitaniin seitaneihin
adessive seitanilla seitaneilla
ablative seitanilta seitaneilta
allative seitanille seitaneille
essive seitanina seitaneina
translative seitaniksi seitaneiksi
instructive seitanein
abessive seitanitta seitaneitta
comitative seitaneineen
Possessive forms of seitan (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person seitanini seitanimme
2nd person seitanisi seitaninne
3rd person seitaninsa

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Japanese

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seitan m (invariable)

  1. seitan

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seitan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せいたん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of セイタン