seconde

See also: secondé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French

NounEdit

seconde (plural secondes)

  1. (fencing) The second defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, with the hand held in a prone position and the tip of the sword below the level of the guard.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French seconde, from Latin secunda.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌsəˈkɔn.də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: se‧con‧de
  • Rhymes: -ɔndə

NounEdit

seconde f (plural seconden or secondes, diminutive secondje n or secondetje n)

  1. second (a unit of time)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: sekonde
  • Indonesian: sekon
  • West Frisian: sekonde

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

seconde

  1. feminine singular of second

Etymology 2Edit

The first sense is a borrowing from Latin (minuta) secunda.

NounEdit

seconde f (plural secondes)

  1. second (for indicating time)
    Coordinate terms: minute, heure
  2. (music) second (interval between two adjacent notes in a diatonic scale)

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ItalianEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

seconde f pl

  1. feminine plural of secondo

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French second.

AdjectiveEdit

seconde

  1. Alternative form of secunde (after the first)

NounEdit

seconde

  1. Alternative form of secunde (after the first)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French seconde.

NounEdit

seconde

  1. Alternative form of secunde (sixtieth part of a minute)