See also: Sech and sec'h

Translingual Edit

Pronunciation Edit

  • English:

Symbol Edit


  1. (mathematics) The symbol of the hyperbolic function hyperbolic secant.

Usage notes Edit

The symbol sech is prescribed by the ISO 80000-2:2019 standard. The symbol sch is also in use, and is especially favoured in French- and Russian-language texts.

See also Edit

English Edit

Determiner Edit


  1. (Southern US) Pronunciation spelling of such.

Anagrams Edit

Luxembourgish Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Pronoun Edit


  1. third-person masculine singular, reflexive: himself
  2. third-person feminine singular, reflexive: herself
  3. third-person neuter singular, reflexive: itself
  4. third-person plural, reflexive: themselves

Declension Edit

Old Irish Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Celtic *sekʷo- (besides, without) (compare Welsh heb (without)), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow) or *sek- (to cut).[1]

Pronunciation Edit

Preposition Edit

sech (with accusative)

  1. past, beyond
  2. different from
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 73d7
      Ná eiplet húan bás coitchen húa n‑epil cách, acht foircniter húa sain-bás sech cách.
      Let them not die by the common death by which everyone dies, but let them be ended by a special death different from everyone.

Inflection Edit

Forms combined with the definite article:

  • sechin (different from the m sg or f sg)
  • secha (different from the n sg)
  • sechna (different from the pl)

Forms combined with a possessive determiner:

  • sechmo (different from my)

Forms combined with the relative pronoun:

Descendants Edit

  • Irish: seach
  • Manx: shagh
  • Scottish Gaelic: seach

Conjunction Edit


  1. yet, although

Derived terms Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 328

Further reading Edit

Romansch Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

From Latin siccus.

Adjective Edit

sech m (feminine singular secha, masculine plural sechs, feminine plural sechas)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) dry

Welsh Edit

Adjective Edit

sech (not mutable)

  1. feminine singular of sych

Verb Edit

sech (not mutable)

  1. Contraction of basech.