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ChuukeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English second.

NounEdit

seken

  1. second (unit of time)

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sēċan.

VerbEdit

seken (third-person singular simple present seketh, present participle sekende, simple past and past participle seked)

  1. to seek
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 12-14.
      Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
      To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
      Then folk do long to go on pilgrimage,
      And palmers to go seeking out strange strands,
      To distant shrines well known in distant lands.

DescendantsEdit

  • Scots: seek
  • English: seek, seech (Lancashire and other dialects)