sind

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German sin (sense, perception, mind), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sind n (singular definite sindet, plural indefinite sind)

  1. mind
  2. temper, disposition

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Estonian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sind

  1. Partitive singular form of sina.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zɪnt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /zɪn/ (colloquial; chiefly central and southern Germany)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

sind

  1. First-person plural present of sein.
    Wir sind hier. - We are here.
  2. Third-person plural present of sein.
    (polite) Wo sind Sie? - Where are you?
    Da sind sie. - There they are.

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially, the verb may contract with the following pronoun wir (we) into the form simmer.


Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sind

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌳

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sind, plural present indicative of wesan (to be), from Proto-Germanic *sindi, third-person plural present indicative of *wesaną (to be, become), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti.

Verb[edit]

sind

  1. (Early Middle English) Plural present indicative form of been
Usage notes[edit]

The usual plural form of been is aren in the North, been in the Midlands, and beth in the South; sind also existed, especially early on, but was not the predominant form in any area.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sindi, third-person plural present indicative of *wesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sénti, third-person plural present indicative of *h₁ésti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sind

  1. all persons plural present indicative of wesan

Old High German[edit]

Noun[edit]

sind ?

  1. way
  2. travel

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sinden (to wash, rinse out), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Norse synda (to swim).

Verb[edit]

sind

  1. (transitive) To rinse; swill; wash.