See also: Seine and seiné

English edit

 
seining for salmon
 
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Etymology edit

From Old English seġne, from Proto-West Germanic *sagīna, from Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē, dragnet), of unknown origin.

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seine (plural seines)

  1. A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish.
    • 1773, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin, published 2001, page 21:
      We all went on Monday Evening to the sea shore, to see the scene Drawn: this is a most curious Work: and all done by Women.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, published 2006, page 169:
      They were too busy hauling at ropes, collectively drawing a large seine across the bay before them – and singing their hearts out.

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seine (third-person singular simple present seines, present participle seining, simple past and past participle seined)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To use a seine, to fish with a seine.
    • 1974, James Whetter, Cornwall in the 17th Century: An Economic History of Kernow:
      This was especially the case with seining for pilchards.

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seine

  1. (dated or formal) singular present subjunctive of seinen

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē).

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seine f (plural seines)

  1. seine (for fishing)

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seine

  1. inflection of seiner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzaɪ̯nə/ (prescriptive standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɛ̯nɛ/ (Austria)
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Pronoun edit

seine f sg or pl

  1. inflection of seiner:
    1. nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

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seine f sg or pl

  1. inflection of sein:
    1. nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

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Etymology 1 edit

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seine

  1. Alternative form of seym

Etymology 2 edit

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seine

  1. Alternative form of seien

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē, dragnet).

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seine f (plural seines)

  1. (Jersey, fishing) dragnet

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

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seine

  1. definite singular of sein
  2. plural of sein

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seine

  1. definite singular of sein
  2. plural of sein

Votic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *saina.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Luutsa, Liivtšülä) IPA(key): /ˈsei̯næ/, [ˈsei̯nə̟]
  • Rhymes: -ei̯næ
  • Hyphenation: sei‧ne

Noun edit

seine

  1. wall
  2. pier

Inflection edit

Declension of seine (type VIII/päive, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative seine seined
genitive seinä seinije, seinii
partitive seinä seiniite, seinii
illative seinäse, seinä seiniise
inessive seinez seiniiz
elative seinesse seiniisse
allative seinele seiniile
adessive seinelle seiniille
ablative seinelte seiniilte
translative seinessi seiniissi
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the terminative is formed by adding the suffix -ssaa to the short illative (sg) or the genitive.
***) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka to the genitive.

References edit

  • Hallap, V.; Adler, E.; Grünberg, S.; Leppik, M. (2012), “seinä”, in Vadja keele sõnaraamat [A dictionary of the Votic language], 2nd edition, Tallinn

West Frisian edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

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seine c (plural seinen, diminutive seintsje)

  1. blessing
Further reading edit
  • seine (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2 edit

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

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seine c (plural seinen, diminutive seintsje)

  1. scythe
Further reading edit
  • seine (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 3 edit

From sein +‎ -e.

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seine

  1. to signal
Inflection edit
Weak class 1
infinitive seine
3rd singular past seinde
past participle seind
infinitive seine
long infinitive seinen
gerund seinen n
auxiliary hawwe
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular sein seinde
2nd singular seinst seindest
3rd singular seint seinde
plural seine seinden
imperative sein
participles seinend seind
Further reading edit
  • seine (IV)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011