See also: seres and sereš

English

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Etymology 1

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From Latin Sērēs, from Ancient Greek Σῆρες (Sêres, the North Chinese; North China), from σήρ (sḗr, silkworm), possibly from Old Chinese (*sə, silk).

Proper noun

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Seres

  1. (historical or archaic, uncountable, collective) Synonym of Chinese or Northern Chinese, chiefly in the context of ancient Greco-Roman knowledge of China.
Coordinate terms
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  • Sinae (Southern Chinese as known to the ancient Greeks and Romans)
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Etymology 2

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Proper noun

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Seres

  1. A surname.

Icelandic

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Proper noun

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Seres f

  1. Ceres (dwarf planet)

See also

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Solar System in Icelandic · Sólkerfið (layout · text)
Star Sólin
IAU planets and
notable dwarf planets
Merkúr Venus Jörðin Mars Seres Júpíter Satúrnus Úranus Neptúnus Plútó Eris
Notable
moons
Tunglið Fóbos
Deimos
Íó
Evrópa
Ganýmedes
Kallistó
Mímas
Enkeladus
Teþis
Díóne
Rea
Títan
Japetus

Míranda
Aríel
Úmbríel
Títanía
Óberon
Tríton Karon Dysnómía

Latin

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek Σῆρες (Sêres, the Chinese; China), from σήρ (sḗr, silkworm), possibly from Old Chinese (*sə, silk).

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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Sērēs m pl (genitive Sērum); third declension (singular Sēr)

  1. (rare in the singular, historical) The Seres, the northern Chinese reached by the overland Silk Road to Chang'an (Xi'an) as opposed to the Sinae reached by the maritime Silk Road to Panyu (Guangzhou), unknown in antiquity to be related to one another.
  2. (rare in the singular, New Latin) Synonym of Sinae, the Chinese.

Declension

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Sēr Sērēs
Genitive Sēris Sērum
Dative Sērī Sēribus
Accusative Sērem Sērēs
Ablative Sēre Sēribus
Vocative Sēr Sērēs

Coordinate terms

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  • Sīnae (southern Chinese as known to the ancient Greeks and Romans)

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • English: Seres
  • Portuguese: Seres
  • Spanish: Seres

References

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  • Seres”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Seres in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.