English edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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.

Anagrams edit

Basque edit

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

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /s̺ei̯/, [s̺e̞i̯]
  • (file)

Numeral edit

sei

  1. six

Declension edit

References edit

  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 reading edit

  • sei” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • "sei" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus

Bavarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sɑɛ̯/
  • IPA(key): /sæː/ (East Central Bavarian, Vienna)
  • (file)

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle High German sein, sīn, from Old High German sīn, from Proto-West Germanic *sīn, from Proto-Germanic *sīnaz (his own, her own, its own, their own) (a reflexive possessive), from genitive of Proto-Indo-European *swé with denominative suffix Proto-Indo-European *-nós, equivalent to the genitive form of *se-. Cognates include German sein, Yiddishזײַן(zayn), Dutch zijn, Old Norse sínn, Gothic 𐍃𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (seins).

Determiner edit

sei

  1. (possessive) his, its
Declension edit
Declension of sei
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative sei sei sei seine
dative seim seiner seim seine
accusative sein sei sei seine
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle High German sein, sīn, from Old High German sīn (to be) (suppleted with Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be) and *beuną (to be, exist, become)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be, exist). Cognates include German sein, Dutch zijn, Alemannic German sii, Yiddishזין(zin).

Verb edit

sei (past woar, subjunctive war or warad, past participle gwen or gwesn)

  1. to be
Conjugation edit

Verb edit

sei

  1. first-person singular imperative of sei

Corsican edit

Corsican cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsej/
  • Hyphenation: sei

Numeral edit

sei

  1. six

References edit

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

East Central German edit

Etymology edit

Compare German sein.

Verb edit

sei

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) to be

References edit

  • 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch[2], 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 116:

Fala edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

sei m sg (feminine súa, masculine plural seis, feminine plural súas)

  1. Third-person singular possessive determiner; 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 determiner; 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 []

Pronoun edit

sei m sg (feminine súa, masculine plural seis, feminine plural súas)

  1. Third-person singular possessive pronoun; his, hers, its
  2. Third-person plural possessive pronoun; theirs

See also edit

References edit

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[3], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

sei

  1. (proscribed) Synonym of seiti

Declension edit

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
abessive seittä seittä
instructive sein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of sei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative seini seini
accusative nom. seini seini
gen. seini
genitive seini seideni
seitteni
partitive seitäni seitäni
inessive seissäni seissäni
elative seistäni seistäni
illative seihini seihini
adessive seilläni seilläni
ablative seiltäni seiltäni
allative seilleni seilleni
essive seinäni seinäni
translative seikseni seikseni
abessive seittäni seittäni
instructive
comitative seineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative seisi seisi
accusative nom. seisi seisi
gen. seisi
genitive seisi seidesi
seittesi
partitive seitäsi seitäsi
inessive seissäsi seissäsi
elative seistäsi seistäsi
illative seihisi seihisi
adessive seilläsi seilläsi
ablative seiltäsi seiltäsi
allative seillesi seillesi
essive seinäsi seinäsi
translative seiksesi seiksesi
abessive seittäsi seittäsi
instructive
comitative seinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative seimme seimme
accusative nom. seimme seimme
gen. seimme
genitive seimme seidemme
seittemme
partitive seitämme seitämme
inessive seissämme seissämme
elative seistämme seistämme
illative seihimme seihimme
adessive seillämme seillämme
ablative seiltämme seiltämme
allative seillemme seillemme
essive seinämme seinämme
translative seiksemme seiksemme
abessive seittämme seittämme
instructive
comitative seinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative seinne seinne
accusative nom. seinne seinne
gen. seinne
genitive seinne seidenne
seittenne
partitive seitänne seitänne
inessive seissänne seissänne
elative seistänne seistänne
illative seihinne seihinne
adessive seillänne seillänne
ablative seiltänne seiltänne
allative seillenne seillenne
essive seinänne seinänne
translative seiksenne seiksenne
abessive seittänne seittänne
instructive
comitative seinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative seinsä seinsä
accusative nom. seinsä seinsä
gen. seinsä
genitive seinsä seidensä
seittensä
partitive seitään
seitänsä
seitään
seitänsä
inessive seissään
seissänsä
seissään
seissänsä
elative seistään
seistänsä
seistään
seistänsä
illative seihinsä seihinsä
adessive seillään
seillänsä
seillään
seillänsä
ablative seiltään
seiltänsä
seiltään
seiltänsä
allative seilleen
seillensä
seilleen
seillensä
essive seinään
seinänsä
seinään
seinänsä
translative seikseen
seiksensä
seikseen
seiksensä
abessive seittään
seittänsä
seittään
seittänsä
instructive
comitative seineen
seinensä

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Galician edit

Verb edit

sei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saber

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /zaɪ̯/ (prescriptive standard)
  • IPA(key): /saɛ̯/ (Austria)
  • (file)

Verb edit

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.

Gothic edit

Romanization edit

sei

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌴𐌹

Icelandic edit

Adverb edit

sei

  1. Only used in sei sei

Italian edit

Italian numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: sei
    Ordinal: sesto
    Ordinal abbreviation:
    Adverbial: sei volte
    Multiplier: sestuplo
    Collective: tutti e sei
    Fractional: sesto

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Numeral edit

sei (invariable)

  1. six

Noun edit

sei m (invariable)

  1. six
Related terms edit

See also edit

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

Etymology 2 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb edit

sei

  1. second-person singular present indicative of essere

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

sei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せい

Low German edit

Alternative forms edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

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).

Pronoun edit

sei

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

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

sei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sēi.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Middle English edit

Etymology edit

From Old English .

Noun edit

sei

  1. Alternative form of see (sea)

Descendants edit

  • English: sea

Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

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.

Pronoun edit

sei

  1. they

Inflection edit

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

References edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology edit

From Old Norse seiðr.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)

Descendants edit

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse seiðr.

Noun edit

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

  1. pollock (Pollachius virens)
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

sei

  1. imperative of seia

References edit

Old Swedish edit

Verb edit

sei

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of vara
  2. second-person singular present active subjunctive of vara
  3. third-person singular present active subjunctive of vara

Pennsylvania German edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

Determiner edit

sei

  1. (possessive) his
  2. (possessive) its
Declension edit
Declension of sei
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative sei sei sei sei
dative seim seinre seim seine
accusative sei sei sei sei

Etymology 2 edit

Compare German sein, Dutch zijn.

Verb edit

sei

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

References edit

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

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Currently unknown; Latin sapiō should logically yield something like "sabo" or "sepo." Cognate with Galician sei, Spanish , Catalan , Occitan sai, French sais, Italian so.

Pronunciation edit

 

Verb edit

sei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saber

Interjection edit

sei

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

Scots edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

sei (third-person singular simple present seis, present participle seiin, simple 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?

References edit

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

Sicilian edit

Sicilian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sei
    Ordinal : sestu

Etymology edit

From Latin sex.

Numeral edit

sei

  1. six

Zhuang edit

Etymology edit

From Chinese (MC syi).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sei (1957–1982 spelling sei)

  1. poetry, poem