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

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sei (plural seis)

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

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : seigarren

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. six

CorsicanEdit

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. (cardinal) six

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/
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Hyphenation: 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

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. First-person singular subjunctive I of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      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. Imperative singular of sein.
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Geh deines Pfads, und sei ruhig.
      Go your way and be quiet.

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zɛɪ̯/, /zaɪ̯/

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)

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]
  • Hyphenation: sèi

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. (cardinal) six

AdjectiveEdit

sei m, f (invariable)

  1. six

NounEdit

sei m (invariable)

  1. six

sei f pl

  1. (following the article le) six o'clock (a.m. or p.m.)
    Sono le sei.
    It's six o'clock.

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. second-person singular indicative present form 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

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

sei

  1. Inserts a metalinguistic clause into a sentence; often used to interrupt a quotation to state who said it.
    lu xu da mi prali sei la alis pensi le nu tavla le vi smacu li'u
    "Would it be of any use, now," thought Alice, "to speak to this mouse?"

Usage notesEdit

  • A clause begun with sei can be ended with the elidable terminator se'u.
  • The selbri (predicate) within the clause begun with sei should not have any sumti (argument) following it unless it/these are attached to the selbri (predicate) through be/bei. Otherwise the trailing sumti (argument) will not be recognized by the Lojban grammar as being plugged in to that selbri (predicate): this feature helps a sei-clause to end "naturally" without recourse to the elidable terminator se'u.

RafsiEdit

sei

  1. rafsi of sepli (apart from).

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

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

  • sey (obsolete)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sei

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of saber
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 375:
      Confiem em mim. Sei o que estou fazendo...
      Trust me. I know what I'm doing...

InterjectionEdit

sei

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

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (South Scots) to see
    Div ee sei yon hoose ower there?

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sex.

NumeralEdit

sei

  1. (cardinal) six