GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German siher, from Old High German sihur, from Proto-West Germanic *sikur, from Latin sēcūrus (without care, secure).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɪçər/
    • IPA(key): [ˈzɪçɐ] (standard)
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    • IPA(key): [ˈziça], [ˈzija] (Ruhrgebiet)
    • IPA(key): [ˈzɪɕɐ], [ˈzɪʃɐ], [ˈze-] (central Germany)
    • IPA(key): [ˈsiçɐ] (Austro-Bavarian)
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    • IPA(key): [ˈsiχər] (Alemannic)

AdjectiveEdit

sicher (comparative sicherer, superlative am sichersten)

  1. safe, secure (not dangerous or in danger)
  2. sure, certain (convinced)
    Ich bin (mir) sicher, dass es heute regnen wird.
    I am sure that it will rain today.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense of “sure”, the word is often construed with a reflexive dative. There is little change in meaning, though this dative may slightly stress the personal conviction. The dative is particularly frequent when the following subclause is omitted: Er ist sich sicher. (He’s sure).

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DescendantsEdit

  • Saterland Frisian: sicher

AdverbEdit

sicher

  1. safely
  2. surely, certainly

VerbEdit

sicher

  1. inflection of sichern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Further readingEdit

  • sicher” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sicher

  1. safe
  2. secure
  3. certain

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AdverbEdit

sicher

  1. surely, certainly

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