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Webster 1913 Edition


Sean

Sean

,
Noun.
A seine. See
Seine
.
[Prov. Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Sean

SEAN

,
Noun.
a met. [See Seine.]

Definition 2022


Sean

Sean

See also: sean, séan, Seán, -sean, sean-, and Appendix:Variations of "sean"

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Sean (plural Seans)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1996 Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0 00 649840 X page 203:
      They sit by the fire smoking and talking about names. Mam says she likes the names Kevin and Sean but Bridey says, Ah no, there's too many of them in Limerick. Jesus, Angela, if you stuck your head out of the door and called, Kevin or Sean, come in for your tea, you'd have half o' Limerick running to your door.

Translations

Anagrams

sean

sean

See also: Sean, séan, Seán, -sean, sean-, and Appendix:Variations of "sean"

English

Noun

sean (plural seans)

  1. Alternative form of seine

Verb

sean (third-person singular simple present seans, present participle seaning, simple past and past participle seaned)

  1. Alternative form of seine
    • 1874, Edmund William Hunt Holdsworth, Deep-sea fishing and fishing boats (page 157)
      Seaning is conducted on a large scale at St. Ives for the capture of pilchards []


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old) (compare Latin senior/senex, Lithuanian sẽnas).

Pronunciation

Noun

sean m (genitive singular sean, nominative plural seana)

  1. senior, ancestor
  2. oldness; old thing

Declension

Adjective

sean (comparative sine) (used predicatively)

  1. old

Usage notes

Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sean shean
after an, tsean
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "sean" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 sen” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish sen (compare Manx shenn), from Proto-Celtic *senos (compare Welsh hen), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old) (compare Latin senior/senex, Lithuanian sẽnas).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɛn/

Adjective

sean (comparative sine)

  1. old

Derived terms

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • 1 sen” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Spanish

Verb

sean

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of ser.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of ser.
  3. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of ser.

Volapük

Noun

sean (plural seans)

  1. ocean (large body of water)

Declension