See also: séi, Séi, sɛi, -sei, se'i, séí, Sei, and шеи

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sei whale, from Norwegian seihval, seikval, from sei (pollock) + hval (whale). Doublet of saithe.

NounEdit

sei (plural seis)

  1. A sei whale.
    • 2005, Wayne Ledwell, Whales and Dolphins of Newfoundland and Labrador:
      Seis also feed by engulfing small schooling fish.

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

Basque numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: sei
    Ordinal: seigarren
    Multiplier: seikoitz
    Fractional: seiren

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Basque *sei (six), which, despite its similarity with Spanish seis, Portuguese seis, French six and Latin sex, is not a Romance borrowing.[1] Often compared with Iberian śei (six).[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /s̺ei/
  • (file)

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. six

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sei” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  2. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011) , “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139

Further readingEdit

  • sei” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • sei” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

CorsicanEdit

Corsican cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognates include Italian sei and Spanish seis.

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. six

ReferencesEdit

  • sei” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

FalaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus (his, her, its), from Proto-Indo-European *swoyos.

PronounEdit

sei (plural seis, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)

  1. third-person singular possessive pronoun (his, her, its)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      A grandeda da lengua española é indiscotibli, i sei estudio, utilización defensa debin sel algo consostancial a nos, []
      The greatness of the Spanish language is unquestionable, and its study, use and defense must be something consubstantial to us, []
  2. third-person plural possessive pronoun (their)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      En esta época en que otras lenguas de España son recuñucias por tos cumu uficiais en sei territoriu []
      In this time when other languages of Spain are recognised by everyone as official in their territory []

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Norwegian sei (saithe), via use in the 1950s and '60s on frozen fish packages of Norwegian origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsei̯/, [ˈs̠e̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Syllabification: sei

NounEdit

sei

  1. (proscribed) saithe (Pollachius virens)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of sei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative sei seit
genitive sein seiden
seitten
partitive seitä seitä
illative seihin seihin
singular plural
nominative sei seit
accusative nom. sei seit
gen. sein
genitive sein seiden
seitten
partitive seitä seitä
inessive seissä seissä
elative seistä seistä
illative seihin seihin
adessive seillä seillä
ablative seiltä seiltä
allative seille seille
essive seinä seinä
translative seiksi seiksi
instructive sein
abessive seittä seittä
comitative seineen
Possessive forms of sei (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person seini seimme
2nd person seisi seinne
3rd person seinsä

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saber

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. first-person singular subjunctive I of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont (English translation)
      Meinst du, ich sei ein Kind, oder wahnsinnig?
      Thinkest thou I am a child, or frantic?
  2. third-person singular subjunctive I of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Er sieht oft aus, als wenn er in der völligen Überzeugung lebe, er sei Herr, und wolle es uns nur aus Gefälligkeit nicht fühlen lassen, [...]
      He carries himself as if he felt he were the master here, and were withheld by courtesy alone from making us feel his supremacy; [...]
  3. singular imperative of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Geh deines Pfads, und sei ruhig.
      Go your way and be quiet.

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

sei

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌴𐌹

ItalianEdit

Italian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : sesto
    Multiplier : sestuplo
    Fractional : sesto

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛi/, [ˈs̪ɛi̯]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sèi

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. six

AdjectiveEdit

sei m or f (invariable)

  1. six

NounEdit

sei m (invariable)

  1. six

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. second-person singular indicative present of essere

See alsoEdit

Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
             
asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
             
otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せい

Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (more common in the western dialects, though still found in Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian alongside sei) se

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se (she - third person singular feminine pronoun)
    (Low Prussian) Sei ös Anke.
    She is Anke (Annie).

PronounEdit

sei

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of se (they - third person plural pronoun)

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English .

NounEdit

sei

  1. Alternative form of see (sea)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sea

MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German si(e) (they), merged from Old High German sie m pl, sio f pl, siu n pl, from Proto-Germanic *īz m, *ijôz f, *ijō n, the nominative plural forms of *iz. Cognate with German sie, Dutch zij.

PronounEdit

sei

  1. they

InflectionEdit

Personal pronouns
singular plural
1st person i biar
2nd person du ir
3rd person er, si, s sei

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse seiðr

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sei m (definite singular seien, indefinite plural seier, definite plural seiene)

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse seiðr

NounEdit

sei m (definite singular seien, indefinite plural seiar, definite plural seiane)

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. imperative of seia and seie

ReferencesEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

AdjectiveEdit

sei

  1. (possessive) his
  2. (possessive) its
InflectionEdit
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative
and
accusative
sei sei sei sei
dative seim seinre seim seine

Etymology 2Edit

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

VerbEdit

sei

  1. to be
Usage notesEdit
  • Also used as the less common auxiliary verb to form the past tense along with the past participle.
ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Earl C. Haag, Pennsylvania German Reader and Grammar (2010)

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of saber

InterjectionEdit

sei

  1. (sarcastic) yeah, right (sarcastic expression of disbelief)

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sei (third-person singular present seis, present participle seiin, past saw, past participle seen)

  1. South Scots form of see
    Div ee sei yon hoose ower there?Did you see your house over there?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ see, v.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sex.

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. six

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (MC ɕɨ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sei (old orthography sei)

  1. poetry, poem