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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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Basque

Noun

sein

  1. child

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

sein n. (plural: seinen, diminutive: seintje)

  1. signal

Verb

sein

  1. First person singular present tense of seinen
  2. Singular imperative of seinen

Estonian

Noun

sein

  1. wall

Finnish

Noun

sein

  1. Genitive singular form of sei.

French

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sinus. Compare Italian seno, Romanian sân, Romansch sain, Spanish seno

Noun

sein m. (plural seins)

  1. (anatomy) breast
  2. centre, heart, middle

Synonyms

Breast

Derived terms


German

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Verb

sein (irregular, third-person singular simple present ist, past tense war, auxiliary sein, past participle gewesen)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be.
    Das ist schön. — “That is beautiful.”
    Das ist ein Auto. — “That is a car.”
  2. (auxiliary[[Category:Template:lang:de auxiliary verbs]]) to have; Forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of intransitive verbs that do not use the reflexive pronoun.
    Er ist alt geworden. — “He has become old.”
  3. (intransitive) To exist.
Conjugation

Etymology 2

Pronoun

sein [[Category:Template:lang:de possessive pronouns|sein]]

  1. (possessive) his.
  2. (possessive) its (when the owning object/article/thing/animal etc., is neuter (das) or masculine (der)).
Inflection

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