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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sele (Happiness, good fortune, bliss; an occasion, period of time), from Old English sǣl, sel

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sele (plural seles)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Happiness, fortune.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) The right time or occasion for something, an opportune moment.
  3. greeting, salutation
    • 1862, George Borrow, “Chapter XXXV”, in Wild Wales Its People‚ Language and Scenery[1] (Fiction), Read Central:
      I found my friend honest Pritchard smoking his morning pipe at the front door, and after giving him the sele of the day, ...
    • 1897, William Morris, “Chapter XIV. The Black Knight Tells the Truth of Himself”, in The Water of the Wondrous Isles (Fantasy), Project Gutenberg, published 2005:
      When the morning was come ... so she arose and thrust her grief back into her heart, and gave her fellow-farer the sele of the day, ...

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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sele (epicene, plural seles)

  1. calm, tranquil

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

sele n

  1. piglet
DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sele in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sele in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

sele

  1. locative singular of selo
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FijianEdit

NounEdit

sele

  1. knife

VerbEdit

sele

  1. cut (with a knife)

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sǣl; in turn from Proto-Germanic *sēliz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sele (plural seles)

  1. happiness, prosperity, fortune
  2. time, duration, season

DescendantsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse seli, sili

NounEdit

sele m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural seler, definite plural selene)

  1. a harness (usually for horses, dogs and small children)
  2. braces (UK) or suspenders (US) (used on trousers)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse seli, sili

NounEdit

sele m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural selar, definite plural selane)

  1. a harness (usually for horses, dogs and small children)
  2. braces (UK) or suspenders (US) (used on trousers)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *saliz, from Proto-Indo-European *sel-. Cognate with Old Saxon seli,', Old High German sali, Old Norse salr (Swedish sal), Lombardic sala; and with Old Church Slavonic (and Russian) село (selo). There was also a Germanic variant *saloz-, Old English sæl (great hall, (large) house, castle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sele m (nominative plural selas)

  1. great hall, house, dwelling, prison
    Winter ýþe beleác ísgebinde óþ ðæt óðer com geár in geardas swá nú gyt déþ ða ðe sele bewitiaþ wuldortorhtan weder. — Winter locks the waves with bonds of ice until another year came to the dwellings of those who keep a constant watch for good weather. Beowulf
  2. tabernacle, gesele

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", sele et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), sele

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sella.

NounEdit

sele f (oblique plural seles, nominative singular sele, nominative plural seles)

  1. saddle (equipment used on a horse)

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PortugueseEdit