Open main menu

AsturianEdit

GalicianEdit

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sōkijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (track down, seek out). Cognate with Old Frisian sēka (West Frisian sykje), Old Saxon sōkian (Low German sooken), Dutch zoeken, Old High German suohhen (German suchen), Old Norse sœkja (Swedish söka), Gothic 𐍃𐍉𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (sōkjan); and with Latin sagiō (sense by smell), Albanian shikoj (to see, observe, look for), Old Irish saigid (seek).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sēċan

  1. to look for, seek
    Hwæt sēcst þū?
    What are you looking for?
    sēċe mīne horscǣġe.
    I'm looking for the keys to my horse.
    sōhte rǣd æt his fæder.
    He sought advice from his father.
    Se hwelp sēcþ þā wiermðe his mēder.
    The cub seeks the warmth of its mother.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: seken, sēchen
    • English: seek; seech (Lancashire and other dialects)

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

secan

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of secar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of secar.