sel

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See also: Sel, sèl, sêl, šel, -sel, and sel-

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch cel, from Middle Dutch celle, from Latin cella.

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Noun[edit]

sel (plural selle)

  1. cell (element of a table)
  2. cell (basic unit of a living organism)
  3. cell (small room, especially in a jail or prison)

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Cahuilla[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sél

  1. flower

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

sel

  1. masculine singular past participle of sít

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. genitive plural of selo

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Extremaduran[edit]

Verb[edit]

sel

  1. to be

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French sel, from Old French sel, from Latin sāl, salem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l-.

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Noun[edit]

sel m (plural sels)

  1. table salt, i.e. sodium chloride (NaCl)
  2. (chemistry) salt
  3. (in the plural) smelling salts

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch cel (cell), from Middle Dutch celle, from Latin cella.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛl]
  • Hyphenation: sèl

Noun[edit]

sɛl (plural, first-person possessive selku, second-person possessive selmu, third-person possessive selnya)

  1. cell
    1. a small room or compartment
      1. prison cell
      2. cloister cell
    2. basic unit of a living organism
    3. the basic unit of a battery

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sel.

Noun[edit]

sel m (plural sels)

  1. salt

Descendants[edit]

  • French: sel

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse selr.

Noun[edit]

sel m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural seler, definite plural selene)

  1. a seal (marine mammal)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse selr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sel m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural selar, definite plural selane)

  1. a seal (marine mammal)

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *salą, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old High German sal, German Saal (hall, large room), Old Saxon sal, Dutch zaal. Compare sele, from a Germanic variant stem.

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Noun[edit]

sel n

  1. room, great hall, (large) house, castle
    Heorot, sincfāge selHeorot, richly adorned hall.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

sēl (comparative sēlla, superlative sēlest)

  1. good, noble
    Sōna ic wæs wyrpende and mē sēl wæs.Soon I was recovering and I was better.
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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sāl, salem.

Noun[edit]

sel m (oblique plural seaus or seax or siaus or siax or sels, nominative singular seaus or seax or siaus or siax or sels, nominative plural sel)

  1. salt

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *salją, diminutive of either *salą or *saliz.

Noun[edit]

sel n

  1. shed on a mountain pasture
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Descendants[edit]
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sel n
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sel n

References[edit]

  • sel in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. indefinite accusative singular of selr (seal)

Verb[edit]

sel

  1. inflection of selja (to sell):
    1. first-person singular active present indicative
    2. second-person singular active imperative

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) sal

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sāl, sālem, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂ls.

Noun[edit]

sel m

  1. (Puter) salt

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English self, silf, sulf, from Old English self, seolf, sylf, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz.

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. self

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sъlъ, from the same root as sláti.

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Noun[edit]

sə̏l or sə̏ł m anim

  1. messenger

Inflection[edit]

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. sel
gen. sing. sla
singular dual plural
nominative sel sla sli
accusative sla sla sle
genitive sla slov slov
dative slu sloma slom
locative slu slih slih
instrumental slom sloma sli

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English sail.

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. sail
  2. canvas; tarpaulin
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Verb[edit]

sel

  1. to sail

Etymology 2[edit]

From English shell.

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. shell
  2. shellfish

Etymology 3[edit]

From English cell.

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. cell (biology)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سل(sel), a vulgar variant of سیل(seyl), from Arabic سَيْل(sayl).

Noun[edit]

sel

  1. flood

References[edit]

  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680), “sel”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 2647
  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680), “sel”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 2735