seun

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Dutch zeun (standard zoon), from Middle Dutch sone, suene, from Old Dutch *sunu, suno, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

seun (plural seuns, diminutive seuntjie)

  1. son
    Antonym: dogter
  2. boy
    Synonym: seunskind
    Antonyms: meisie, dogter

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

seun m (genitive singular séin, nominative plural seuna)

  1. Obsolete spelling of séan (sign)

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

seun (present analytic seunann, future analytic seunfaidh, verbal noun seunadh, past participle seunta)

  1. Obsolete spelling of séan (to mark with a sign)

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
seun sheun
after an, tseun
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish sén, from Latin signum. Cognate to English sain and Scots sain, which see for more information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seun m (genitive seuna, nominative plural seunan or seuntan)

  1. a charm (for protection)
  2. the sign of the cross
  3. protection
  4. prosperity, fortune

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

seun m (genitive seuna, nominative plural seunan or seuntan)

  1. denial

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
seun sheun
after "an", t-seun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “seun”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN
  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “seun”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN