serchen

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman sercher, from Latin circō; equivalent to serche +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛːrtʃən/, /ˈsɛrtʃən/, /ˈsɛːrdʒən/

Verb[edit]

serchen

  1. To search, to try to find; to scour:
    1. To scrutinise; to look at intently or in-depth.
    2. To verify or check; to perform an inspection or checkup.
    3. To comb through (in order to find something or investigate something).
    4. To find a way or a means of performing an action.
    5. To scout out or investigate.
    6. (rare) To forcibly question a captive.
  2. To research; to examine a line of study in-depth.
  3. To loot, despoil, or ravage.
  4. (rare) To take or perform measurements or readings.
  5. (rare) To siege; to launch an assault.
  6. (rare) To follow; to keep in mind.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: search
  • Scots: sairch

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