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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German suohhen, from Proto-Germanic *sōkijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂gyeti (to give a sign). Compare German suchen, Low German söken, Dutch zoeken, West Frisian sykje, English seek, Faroese søkja, Swedish söka, Gothic 𐍃𐍉𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (sōkjan). Non Germanic cognates include Latin sāgiō (I perceive), Old Irish saigid (to approach; to seek out), Ancient Greek ἡγέομαι (hēgéomai, I lead, guide).

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VerbEdit

sueche (third-person singular simple present suecht, past participle gsuecht, auxiliary haa)

  1. to seek, search
    • 1908, Meinrad Lienert, ’s Heiwili:
      Si suecht und suecht i Stall und Hus –
      Das Vögeli ist uf und drus.
      She searches and searches in stable and house –
      The little bird is up and gone.