sever

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See also: Sever and śever

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English severen, from Old French sevrer, from Latin separāre (to separate), from se- (apart) + parāre (provide, arrange).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛv.ɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛvə(r)

Verb[edit]

sever (third-person singular simple present severs, present participle severing, simple past and past participle severed)

  1. (transitive) To cut free.
    After he graduated, he severed all links to his family.
    to sever the head from the body
  2. (intransitive) To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated.
  3. (intransitive) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
  4. (law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate.
    to sever an estate in joint tenancy
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sevērus.

Adjective[edit]

sever (feminine severa, masculine plural severs, feminine plural severes)

  1. strict, severe

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ. See also German Schauer or English shower (originally) ("Cold Rain").

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sever m

  1. north

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sever (comparative plus sever, superlative le plus sever)

  1. severe

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *sēfar, from Proto-Germanic *saifraz.

Noun[edit]

sêver n

  1. drool, saliva

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  • Dutch: zever
  • Limburgish: zeiver

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sêʋer/
  • Hyphenation: se‧ver

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sȅver m (Cyrillic spelling се̏вер)

  1. (uncountable) north

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

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Noun[edit]

sever m (genitive singular severu, nominative plural severy, declension pattern of dub)

  1. North
    na severto the north
    na severein the north
    na sever od Ontaria(moving) north of Ontario

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  • sever in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

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Noun[edit]

sẹ́ver m inan

  1. north

Inflection[edit]

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. séver
gen. sing. sévera
singular dual plural
nominative séver sévera séveri
accusative sévera sévera sévere
genitive sévera séverov séverov
dative séveru séveroma séverom
locative séveru séverih séverih
instrumental séverom séveroma séveri

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  • sever”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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sever

  1. third-person singular present simple indicative positive degree of sevmek

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