Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

secgan

  1. Alternative form of seien

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sagjaną. Cognate with sedza (West Frisian sizze), Old Saxon seggian (Low German seggen), Old Dutch seggen (Dutch zeggen), Old High German sagēn (German sagen), Old Norse segja (Swedish säga). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsej.jɑn/, [ˈsed.d͡ʒɑn]

VerbEdit

seċġan

  1. to say, tell
    Hwȳ ne sæġdest þū þæt ǣr?
    Why didn't you say that before?
    seċġe simle sōþ.
    I always tell the truth.
    Ġesiehst þū! Iċ sæġde þē þæt hit riġnan wolde.
    You see! I told you it was gonna rain.

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  • Middle English: seien, seyen, seggen