sigte

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sektə/, [ˈseɡ̊d̥ə]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German sichte, a sideform of sicht, from Old Saxon *sihti, from Proto-West Germanic *sihti.

Noun[edit]

sigte n (singular definite sigtet, plural indefinite sigter)

  1. aim (with a weapon)
    • 2014, Conn Iggulden, Stormfugl: Rosekrigene 1, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Highburys skytter sendte deres andet dusin af sted, og Rowan lagde pile på buen så hurtigt han kunne og mærkede hvordan hans sigte blev bedre for hver gang.
      Highbury's archers sent off their second dozen, and Rowan laid arrows on his bow as fast as he could and felt how his aim improved each time.
    • 2010, Wilbur Smith, Solens sejr, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Hans sigte var så vildt, at han ikke ulejligede sig med at følge kuglens bane.
      His aim was so wild that he did not bother to follow the course of the bullet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Low German sichte, derived from the verb sichten (to sift), see below.

Noun[edit]

sigte c (singular definite sigten, plural indefinite sigter)

  1. sieve
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German sichten and German sichten, derived from the noun Sicht (Danish sigt).

Verb[edit]

sigte (past tense sigtede, past participle sigtet)

  1. to aim
    at sigte på nogen med en bue
    to aim at someone with a bow.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Danish sæktæ, derived from the noun Old Norse sekt (penalty), which is in turn derived from the adjective sekr (guilty), from Proto-Germanic *sakjaz.

Verb[edit]

sigte (past tense sigtede, past participle sigtet)

  1. to charge (to make an accusation against)
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Etymology 5[edit]

Borrowed from Low German sichten, from Proto-West Germanic *siftijan, cognate with English sift (German sichten is also from Low German).

Verb[edit]

sigte (past tense sigtede, past participle sigtet)

  1. to sieve, sift, bolt
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