English edit

Noun edit

sean (plural seans)

  1. Dated form of seine.

Verb edit

sean (third-person singular simple present seans, present participle seaning, simple past and past participle seaned)

  1. Dated form of seine.
    • 1874, Edmund William Hunt Holdsworth, Deep-sea fishing and fishing boats, page 157:
      Seaning is conducted on a large scale at St. Ives for the capture of pilchards []

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Irish edit

Etymology edit

PIE word
*sénos

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old) (compare Latin senior/senex, Lithuanian sẽnas).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

sean (comparative sine) (used predicatively)

  1. old

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Noun edit

sean m (genitive singular sean, nominative plural seana)

  1. senior, ancestor
  2. oldness; old thing

Declension edit

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 sen”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 57
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 90

Further reading edit

Scottish Gaelic edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old) (compare Latin senior/senex, Lithuanian sẽnas).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

sean (comparative sine)

  1. old

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “sean”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 sen”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsean/ [ˈse.ãn]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ean
  • Syllabification: se‧an

Verb edit

sean

  1. inflection of ser:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Volapük edit

Noun edit

sean (nominative plural seans)

  1. ocean (large body of water)

Declension edit