See also: séien

BasqueEdit

NumeralEdit

seien

  1. genitive plural of sei

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

seien

  1. third-person plural imperfect indicative form of seure

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzaɪ̯ən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sei‧en
  • Homophone: seihen

VerbEdit

seien

  1. first/third-person plural subjunctive I of sein
    • 1788: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      "Im Namen des Königs, und kraft besonderer von Seiner Majestät uns übertragenen Gewalt, alle seine Unterthanen, wes Standes sie seien, zugleich die Ritter des goldnen Vließes zu richten, erkennen wir—"
      "In the King's name, and invested by his Majesty with authority to judge all his subjects of whatever rank [they be, not excepting the knights of the Golden Fleece, we declare—"

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English seċġan (to say), from Proto-West Germanic *saggjan, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaną.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

seien

  1. To say, that is:
    1. To declare, to state in speech (and, by extension, in writing)
    2. To answer, to reply
    3. To call, to name or define
    4. To describe; to narrate
    5. To mean, to intend to say
    6. To teach or direct
    7. (ecclesiastical) To recite, to sing
    8. (law) To affirm, to assert
    9. (law) To plead
  2. (interjection) Say!
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: say
  • Scots: say, sa

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English sǣġan, from Proto-Germanic *saigijaną.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

seien

  1. To fall down, to sink
  2. To go to
  3. (of time) To pass, to go by
Derived termsEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

seien m

  1. definite singular of sei

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

seien

  1. definite singular of sei