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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English severen, from Old French sevrer, from Latin separāre (to separate), from se- (apart) + parāre (provide, arrange).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛv.ɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛvə(r)

VerbEdit

sever (third-person singular simple present severs, present participle severing, simple past and past participle severed)

  1. (transitive) To cut free.
    After he graduated, he severed all links to his family.
    to sever the head from the body
    • Bible, Matthew xiii. 49
      The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
  2. (intransitive) To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (intransitive) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
    • Bible, Exodus ix. 4
      The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt.
    • Macaulay
      They claimed the right of severing in their challenge.
  4. (law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate.
    to sever an estate in joint tenancy
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ. See also German Schauer or English shower (originally) ("Cold Rain").

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sever m

  1. north

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InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sever (comparative plus sever, superlative le plus sever)

  1. severe

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *sēfar, from Proto-Germanic *saifraz.

NounEdit

sêver n

  1. drool, saliva

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sever”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sêʋer/
  • Hyphenation: se‧ver

NounEdit

sȅver m (Cyrillic spelling се̏вер)

  1. (uncountable) north

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sever m (genitive singular severu, nominative plural severy, declension pattern of dub)

  1. North
    na sever
    to the north
    na severe
    in the north
    na sever od Ontaria
    (moving) north of Ontario

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sever in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěverъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sẹ́ver m inan

  1. north

InflectionEdit

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. séver
gen. sing. sévera
singular dual plural
nominative séver sévera séveri
accusative sévera sévera sévere
genitive sévera séverov séverov
dative séveru séveroma séverom
locative séveru séverih séverih
instrumental séverom séveroma séveri

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TurkishEdit