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Seu
See also: SEU, s?u, seü, se'u, and sèu

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin s?bum. Compare Romanian seu.

Noun

seu n (plural seuri)

  1. animal fat, suet, tallow

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Old Catalan sou (feminine sua), from Latin suum, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, from *swé ("self").. The original stem was modified by analogy with meu.

The weak form son is also from Latin suum in an unstressed (monosyllabic) position.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

seu (feminine seva or seua, masculine plural seus, feminine plural seves or seues)

  1. his, her/hers, its
  2. their, theirs
  3. your, yours (alluding to vostè or vostès)
Usage notes
  • When preceding a noun, seu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.
  • The third person possessive changes form for number and gender according to the number and gender of the item possessed, not the number and gender of the possessor.
Declension
See also

Etymology 2

From Latin sedes.

Pronunciation

Noun

seu f (plural seus)

  1. seat
Synonyms

Etymology 3

See seure.

Pronunciation

Verb

seu

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of seure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of seure

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus.

Pronoun

seu m (masculine singular seu, masculine plural seus, feminine singular súa, feminine plural súas)

  1. (possessive) his, hers, its
  2. (possessive) their

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Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese céu. Cognates with Kabuverdianu seu.

Noun

seu

  1. sky

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese céu.

Noun

seu

  1. sky

Latin

Etymology

Apocope of s?ve.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

seu

  1. or
  2. either... or... (seu... seu...)

Descendants

  • Romanian: sau

References


Ligurian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin suus, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, derived from *swé ("self").

Adjective

seu (invariable)

  1. his
  2. her
  3. its
  4. their

Pronoun

seu (invariable)

  1. Third-person singular possessive pronoun
    1. his
    2. hers
    3. its
  2. Third-person plural possessive pronoun; theirs
Synonyms

See also

Etymology 2

From Latin soror, from Proto-Italic *swez?r, from Proto-Indo-European *swés?r.

Noun

seu f (invariable)

  1. sister

See also


Nyishi

Alternative forms

Noun

seu

  1. cattle, cow

References

  • P. T. Abraham (2005) A Grammar of Nyishi Language[1], Delhi: Farsight Publishers and Distributors

Old French

Alternative forms

  • seü (diaereses not universally used in transcriptions of Old French)

Verb

seu

  1. past participle of savoir

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin suus.

Pronoun

seu m (plural seus, feminine sa, feminine plural sas)

  1. third-person singular possessive pronoun: his, her, its

Descendants


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sew/
  • Hyphenation: seu

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese seu, from Latin suus, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, from *swé ("self").

Pronoun

seu m (feminine sua, plural seus, feminine plural suas)

  1. Second-person singular possessive pronoun. your; yours (when using the second-person pronoun você)
    Posso ficar na sua casa?
    Can I stay at your house?
  2. Third-person singular possessive pronoun. his; her; its.
  3. Third-person plural possessive pronoun. their; theirs
  4. Second-person plural possessive pronoun. your; yours (when using the second-person pronoun vocês)
  5. you (used before epithets for emphasis)
    Seu idiota!
    You idiot! (addressing one man)
    Suas idiotas.
    You idiots! (addressing a group of women)
Usage notes

Inflects according to the object's (possessee's) gender and number. In the third person (singular and plural) the possessor can often be ambiguous in which case seu/sua/seus/suas gets replaced with dele ("his") or dela ("hers"), placed after the possessee; or with deles ("theirs") or delas for plural possessors.

Synonyms
See also
Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person meu minha meus minhas
Second person teu tua teus tuas
Third person seu sua seus suas
Plural First person nosso nossa nossos nossas
Second person vosso vossa vossos vossas
Third person seu sua seus suas
See also: Appendix:Possessive#Portuguese


Etymology 2

From senhor, from Old Portuguese sennor, from Latin seni?rem, accusative of senior ("older"), comparative of senex ("old"), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos ("old").

Noun

seu m (uncountable)

  1. (familiar) mister (as a form of address)
    Estive com o seu Luís ontem.
    I was with Mr. Luís yesterday.
Synonyms

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin s?bum, from Proto-Indo-European *seyb- ("to pour out").

Noun

seu n (plural seuri)

  1. animal fat
  2. suet
  3. tallow

See also


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