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Inherited from Old Catalan seguir, from Vulgar Latin *sequĕre (with a change in conjugation), regularization of Latin sequī, from Proto-Italic *sekʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow).

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seguir (first-person singular present segueixo, first-person singular preterite seguí, past participle seguit)

  1. to follow, to go after
  2. to continue; to keep on [+present participle]
    segueix sent bona ideait's still a good idea
  3. to follow, to observe, to obey (a rule)

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Galician

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese seguir, from Vulgar Latin *sequīre, from deponent Classical Latin sequī.

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  • IPA(key): [seˈɣiɾ], [seˈħiɾ]

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seguir (first-person singular present sigo, third-person singular present segue, first-person singular preterite seguín, past participle seguido)
seguir (first-person singular present sigo, third-person singular present segue, first-person singular preterite seguim or segui, past participle seguido, reintegrationist norm)

  1. to follow, come after
    • 1319, E. Cal Pardo, editor, Colección diplomática medieval do arquivo da catedral de Mondoñedo., Santiago: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 239:
      nos o conçello et alcaldes et juyz non deuemos de resçeber enna villa de Viueiro outro homme ninguno poderoso nen outro por que se posa seguir desseruiço del rey nen de uos o dito sennor obispo
      We, said Council and mayors and judge, should nor receive in the town of Viveiro no other powerful man whoever, nor other from whom it can follow any disservice of King or of Thou, said lord bishop
  2. to keep; to continue

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “seguir”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “seguir”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • seguir” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • seguir” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • seguir” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Occitan

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Etymology

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From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *sequīre, from deponent Classical Latin sequī.

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seguir

  1. to follow

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese seguir, from Vulgar Latin *sequīre, from deponent Classical Latin sequī, from Proto-Italic *sekʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow).

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  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨˈɡiɾ/ [sɨˈɣiɾ]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨˈɡi.ɾi/ [sɨˈɣi.ɾi]

  • Hyphenation: se‧guir

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seguir (first-person singular present sigo, third-person singular present segue, first-person singular preterite segui, past participle seguido)

  1. to follow (to go or come after in physical space)
  2. (reflexive) to follow (to occur afterwards)

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:seguir.

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *sequīre, from deponent Classical Latin sequī, sequor, from Proto-Italic *sekʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow). Cognate with English segue, suit, sequel, sequence, and sue.

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seguir (first-person singular present sigo, first-person singular preterite seguí, past participle seguido)

  1. (transitive) to follow
    ¡Sígueme!Follow me!
    Ahora siguen los postresNow follow the desserts.
  2. to continue (on); to keep, to keep on (can be combined with the gerund to indicate that someone or something continues doing something)
    Este tío sigue hablando sin parar.
    This guy keeps talking nonstop.
    ¿Y todavía sigues sin hablarle?
    And you still don't talk to him?
    ¿Sigues ahí?Are you still there?
  3. to further do something
    El artículo destaca que es necesario seguir mejorando los derechos de los hombres.
    The article stresses that men's rights need to be further improved.
  4. (transitive) to observe, to obey (a rule, religion)
  5. (Internet, transitive) to follow (to subscribe to content from an account)
    • 2019 April 26, “La CIA abre su cuenta en Instagram, y la estrenó con una misteriosa foto”, in El Nuevo Día[1]:
      Aunque por el momento la cuenta no sigue a nadie, esta ya acumula 34,000 seguidores y seguramente la cifra seguirá en aumento.
      Although for the moment the account doesn't follow anyone, it has already amassed 34,000 followers and the number will surely keep growing.
  6. to remain, to stay, to still be
  7. to ensue
  8. to follow, to pursue, to track, to trace, to tail, to chase
  9. to proceed
  10. (intransitive) to continue, to keep up
  11. to follow up
  12. to follow in, to continue
  13. to stick to
  14. (reflexive) to follow, to be followed
    Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, se sigue que el diálogo entre ciencia y ética es de suma importancia.
    Given the above, it follows that dialogue between science and ethics is of the greatest importance.

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