See also: séf, sêf, šef, șef, şef, and šéf

HausaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sêf m

  1. safe (for money or valuables)

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse sef, possibly borrowed from Old Irish simin, sibin(n), from Proto-Indo-European *sem-ino?.[1] Otherwise from Proto-Germanic *seba-, which would suggest an irregular, non-Indo-European substrate root alternation *seb-, *sem-, similar to sandr.

NounEdit

sef n (genitive singular sefs, no plural)

  1. rush (plant of the genus Juncus)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of sofa (to sleep).

VerbEdit

sef

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sofa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “semetha”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 432-33

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

sef n (genitive sefs)

  1. sedge, rush

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: sef
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: siv
  • Norwegian Bokmål: siv

ReferencesEdit

  • sef in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

sef n (plural sefuri)

  1. Alternative form of seif

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English safe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sȅf m (Cyrillic spelling се̏ф)

  1. safe, strongbox

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English safe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sẹ̑f m inan

  1. safe (a box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping)

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. séf
gen. sing. séfa
singular dual plural
nominative séf séfa séfi
accusative séf séfa séfe
genitive séfa séfov séfov
dative séfu séfoma séfom
locative séfu séfih séfih
instrumental séfom séfoma séfi

Further readingEdit

  • sef”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh ysef, yssef, from ys (is) + ef (it)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

sef

  1. that is to say, that is, namely