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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ser, sere, seare, seer, seere, seir, seyr (dry, withered; emaciated, shrivelled; brittle; bare; dead, lifeless; barren, useless),[1] from Old English sēar, sīere (dry, withered; barren; sere),[2] from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz (dry, parched), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂sews-, *sh₂ews- (to be dry). The English word is cognate with Dutch zoor (dry and coarse), Greek αὖος (aὖos, dry), Lithuanian sausas (dry), Middle Low German sôr (Low German soor (arid, dry)), Old Church Slavonic suχŭ (suχŭ, dry),[2] and is a doublet of sear.

AdjectiveEdit

sere (comparative serer, superlative serest)

  1. (archaic or literary, poetic) Without moisture; dry.
    Synonyms: sare (Britain, archaic), sear; see also Thesaurus:dry
  2. (obsolete) Of fabrics: threadbare, worn out.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin serere, present active infinitive of serō (to entwine, interlace, link together; to join in a series, string together),[3] ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to bind, tie together; to thread).

NounEdit

sere (plural seres)

  1. (ecology) A natural succession of animal or plant communities in an ecosystem, especially a series of communities succeeding one another from the time a habitat is unoccupied to the point when a climax community is achieved. [from early 20th c.]
    Synonym: seral community
    • 1980 August, Douglas C. Andersen; James A. MacMahon; Michael L. Wolfe, “Herbivorous Mammals along a Montane Sere: Community Structure and Energetics”, in Journal of Mammology[1], volume 61, number 3, Baltimore, Md.: American Society of Mammalogists, ISSN 0022-2372, OCLC 1097268763, archived from the original on 21 July 2018, page 501:
      We examined one of several seres found in the middle Rocky Mountains that progress from a subalpine or montane forb-dominated meadow to a climax forest dominated by Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii).
    • 1988 December, Walter F. Mueggler, “Approach”, in Aspen Community Types of the Intermountain Region (General Technical Report; INT-250), Ogden, Ut.: Intermountain Research Station, Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, OCLC 25967910, page 5, column 1:
      [C]ommunity types may represent either climax plant associations or successional communities within a sere.
    • 2007, Thomas J. Stohlgren, “History and Background, Baggage and Direction”, in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, part I (The Past and Present), page 31:
      [S]ome communities persisted as repeating early successional seres ("disclimaxes"), while climax communities could contain small areas of different sere communities.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old French serre (modern French serre (talon)), from serrer (to grip tightly; to shut) (modern French serrer (to squeeze; to tighten)), from Vulgar Latin serrāre (to close, shut), from Late Latin serāre, present active infinitive of serō (to fasten with a bolt; to bar, bolt), from sera (bar for fastening doors), from serō (to bind or join together; entwine, interlace, interweave, plait); see further at etymology 2.[4]

NounEdit

sere (plural seres)

  1. (obsolete) A claw, a talon.

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English ser, sere, schere, seer, seere, seir, seyr, seyre (different; diverse, various; distinct, individual; parted, separated; many, several),[5] from Old Norse sér (for oneself; separately, dative reflexive pronoun, literally to oneself), from sik (oneself, myself, yourself, herself, himself; ourselves, yourselves, themselves),[6] from Proto-Germanic *sek (oneself), from Proto-Indo-European *swé (self). The English word is cognate with Danish sær (singular), især (especially, particularly), German sich (oneself; herself, himself, itself; themselves), Icelandic sig (oneself; herself, himself, itself; themselves), Latin (herself, himself, itself; themselves), Scots seir, Swedish sär (particularly).[6]

AdjectiveEdit

sere (comparative more sere, superlative most sere)

  1. (obsolete or Britain, dialectal) Individual, separate, set apart.
  2. (obsolete or Britain, dialectal) Different; diverse.
    • 1910, James Prior, “Bishoped Porridge”, in Fortuna Chance, London: Constable & Co. Ltd., OCLC 61856236, page 316:
      Thou wert well-nee moidered [footnote: Distracted.] wi' me, I know, but it thou'd telled me, Mary, I mun do better or else we mun goo our sere-ways [footnote: Different ways.], belike I should a done better. I'm nobbut a mon, Mary, a lundy day-tale mon [footnote: Clumsy day-labourer.].
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sēr(e, adj.(1)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 sere, sear, adj.1”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912; “sere1, adj.” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ sere, n.2”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986; “sere2, n.” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ † sere, n.1”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912.
  5. ^ sẹ̄r(e, adj.(2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 28 April 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 sere, adv. and adj.2”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912.

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CzechEdit

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin sēra, from ellipsis of Latin sēra diēs, from sērus (late). Compare Italian sera, Venetian séra, Romansch saira, seira, Romanian seară, French soir.

NounEdit

sere f (plural seris)

  1. evening

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Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French serrer.

VerbEdit

sere

  1. tighten, squeeze

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. tight

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈseː.re], /ˈsere/
  • Hyphenation: sé‧re

NounEdit

sere f

  1. plural of sera

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KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. old

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Form of the verb serō (I sow or plant).

VerbEdit

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 2Edit

Form of the verb serō (I join or weave).

VerbEdit

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 3Edit

Form of sērus.

AdjectiveEdit

sēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sērus

LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

sere

  1. to be

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch sēro. Equivalent to sêer +‎ -e.

AdverbEdit

sêre

  1. strongly, very, to a great degree
  2. hard, forcefully
  3. fast, with speed

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: zeer
  • Limburgish: zieër

Further readingEdit

  • sere”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sere”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English sēar, from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz. Doublet of sor (sorrel).

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AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. (especially referring to plants) dry, withered, shrunken, brittle
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse sér, dative of sik, from Proto-Germanic *siz, dative and instrumental of *sek, from Proto-Indo-European *swé (self).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (adjective) IPA(key): /seːr/
  • (adverb) IPA(key): /ˈseːr(ə)/

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. Individual, separate, set apart.
  2. Different; diverse.
  3. Numerous, many, copious.
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DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

sere

  1. Separately, severally.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old French seür.

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. Alternative form of sure

TurkishEdit

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NounEdit

sere (definite accusative sereyi, plural sereler)

  1. (informal) a measure of distance, being the span, when spreading one’s fingers, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger.

ReferencesEdit

  • sere in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Persian سر(sar).

NounEdit

sere ?

  1. (anatomy) head