sele

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See also: Sele, śele, and селе

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sele (happiness, good fortune, bliss; an occasion, period of time), from Old English sǣl, sel

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Noun[edit]

sele (countable and uncountable, plural seles)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Happiness, fortune.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) The right time or occasion for something, an opportune moment.
  3. greeting, salutation
    • 1862, George Borrow, “Chapter XXXV”, in Wild Wales Its People‚ Language and Scenery[1] (Fiction), Read Central:
      I found my friend honest Pritchard smoking his morning pipe at the front door, and after giving him the sele of the day, ...
    • 1897, William Morris, “Chapter XIV. The Black Knight Tells the Truth of Himself”, in The Water of the Wondrous Isles (Fantasy), Project Gutenberg, published 2005:
      When the morning was come ... so she arose and thrust her grief back into her heart, and gave her fellow-farer the sele of the day, ...

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sele (epicene, plural seles)

  1. calm, tranquil

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

sele n

  1. piglet
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Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

sele

  1. locative singular of selo
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Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sele

  1. knife

Verb[edit]

sele

  1. cut (with a knife)

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sǣl, from Proto-West Germanic *sālī, in turn from Proto-Germanic *sēliz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sele (plural seles)

  1. happiness, prosperity, fortune
  2. time, duration, season

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sele, seel
  • Scots: seil

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse seli, sili

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a harness (usually for horses, dogs and small children)
  2. braces (UK) or suspenders (US) (used on trousers)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse seli, sili

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a harness (usually for horses, dogs and small children)
  2. braces (UK) or suspenders (US) (used on trousers)

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *sali, from Proto-Germanic *saliz, from Proto-Indo-European *sel-.

Cognate with Old Saxon seli, Old High German sali, Old Norse salr (Swedish sal), Lombardic sala; and with Old Church Slavonic село (selo), Russian село́ (seló). There was also a Germanic variant *saloz-, Old English sæl (great hall, (large) house, castle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sele m (nominative plural selas)

  1. great hall, house, dwelling, prison
    Winter ýþe beleác ísgebinde óþ ðæt óðer com geár in geardas swá nú gyt déþ ða ðe sele bewitiaþ wuldortorhtan weder.Winter locks the waves with bonds of ice until another year came to the dwellings of those who keep a constant watch for good weather. (Beowulf)
  2. tabernacle, gesele

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sella.

Noun[edit]

sele f (oblique plural seles, nominative singular sele, nominative plural seles)

  1. saddle (equipment used on a horse)

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Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *saiwalu

Noun[edit]

sēle f

  1. soul, life

Inflection[edit]

Strong feminine o-stem

References[edit]

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Altfriesisches Wörterbuch, (4. Auflage) 2014

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

sele

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of selar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of selar
  3. first-person singular imperative of selar
  4. third-person singular imperative of selar

Sotho[edit]

Enumerative[edit]

sele

  1. other

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic سَلَّة(salla), from Classical Syriac ܣܰܐܠܳܐ(sallətā, basket).

Noun[edit]

sele (definite accusative seleyi, plural seleler)

  1. a wide wicker basket

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative sele
Definite accusative seleyi
Singular Plural
Nominative sele seleler
Definite accusative seleyi seleleri
Dative seleye selelere
Locative selede selelerde
Ablative seleden selelerden
Genitive selenin selelerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular selem selelerim
2nd singular selen selelerin
3rd singular selesi seleleri
1st plural selemiz selelerimiz
2nd plural seleniz seleleriniz
3rd plural seleleri seleleri

Etymology 2[edit]

From French selle.

Noun[edit]

sele (definite accusative seleyi, plural seleler)

  1. saddle (of a bicycle)

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative sele
Definite accusative seleyi
Singular Plural
Nominative sele seleler
Definite accusative seleyi seleleri
Dative seleye selelere
Locative selede selelerde
Ablative seleden selelerden
Genitive selenin selelerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular selem selelerim
2nd singular selen selelerin
3rd singular selesi seleleri
1st plural selemiz selelerimiz
2nd plural seleniz seleleriniz
3rd plural seleleri seleleri

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

sele (definite accusative seleyi, plural seleler)

  1. Alternative form of sere

References[edit]

  • sele in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu