TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

sec

  1. (trigonometry) symbol of the trigonometric function secant.
  2. (nonstandard) symbol of second, an SI unit of measurement of time. s.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of second.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sec (plural sec or secs)

  1. (colloquial) Second, 160 of a minute.
  2. (colloquial) Abbreviation of second. (A short indeterminate period of time.)
    Wait a sec!

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AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin siccus. Compare Romanian sec.

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AdjectiveEdit

sec

  1. dry
  2. barren, deserted

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin siccō. Compare Romanian seca, sec.

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VerbEdit

sec (third-person singular present seacã, past participle sicatã)

  1. I dry, dry up.
  2. I exhaust, wither, drain, empty.
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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan sec, from Latin siccus (dry), from Proto-Indo-European *seyk-.

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AdjectiveEdit

sec (feminine seca, masculine plural secs, feminine plural seques)

  1. dry (free from or lacking moisture)
    Synonym: eixut
  2. (of wine) dry (low in sugar)
  3. skinny

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Etymology 2Edit

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sec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of seure

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sec, from Latin siccus (dry), from Proto-Indo-European *seyk-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

AdjectiveEdit

sec (feminine singular sèche, masculine plural secs, feminine plural sèches)

  1. dry
  2. dried, having had its moisture evaporated
    des abricots secsdried apricots
    du poisson secdried fish
  3. lean, thin, skinny
  4. (of alcohol) bitter, not sweet
  5. (of a person) harsh
    Désolé si j'ai été un peu sec.
    Sorry if I was a bit harsh.

NounEdit

sec m (plural secs)

  1. something that is dry
    • 1883, La Bible, translated by Louis Segond, Genesis 1:9
      Que les eaux qui sont au-dessous du ciel se rassemblent en un seul lieu, et que le sec paraisse.
      Let the waters below the heavens gather in one place, and let the dry stuff (i.e. the land) come forth.

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Lower SorbianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěťi (to cut, chop), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

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VerbEdit

sec impf (perfective pósec)

  1. to mow (cut something down)

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Further readingEdit

  • sec in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • sec in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sēc (Anglian)

  1. Alternative form of sēoc

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus.

AdjectiveEdit

sec m (oblique and nominative feminine singular seiche)

  1. dry (lacking moisture)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: sec
  • Norman:
  • Walloon: setch

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus, from Proto-Indo-European *seyk-.

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AdjectiveEdit

sec m or n (feminine singular seacă, plural seci)

  1. dry
  2. barren, empty, deserted; also dried up
  3. (figurative) missing or deficient in something, lacking; also useless
  4. (figurative) dull, stupid, empty-headed
  5. (regional, Transylvania) skinny

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RomanschEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus.

AdjectiveEdit

sec m (feminine singular secca, masculine plural secs, feminine plural seccas)

  1. (Sursilvan) dry