sequel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French séquelle [1], from Latin sequela, from sequi (to follow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːkwəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːkwəl

Noun[edit]

sequel (plural sequels)

  1. (dated) The events, collectively, which follow a previously mentioned event; the aftermath.
    • 1678, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress:
      Now here Christian was worse put to it than in his fight with Apollyon, as by the sequel you shall see.
  2. (narratology) A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.
  3. (mathematics) The remainder of the text; what follows. Used exclusively in the set phrase "in the sequel".
    • 1964, Hans Freudenthal, "Lie Groups in the Foundations of Geometry," Advances in Mathematics, volume 1, number 2, page 146:
      In the sequel we restrict ourselves to “nice” cases without going into details about the nicety conditions which have to be fulfilled (see, e.g., Freudenthal [1]).
  4. (Scotland, historical) Thirlage.
  5. (obsolete) A person's descendants.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “sequel”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sequel, from Middle French séquelle, from Latin sequela, from sequi (to follow).

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sequel m inan

  1. (narratology) sequel

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Further reading[edit]

  • sequel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sequel in Polish dictionaries at PWN