See also: Appendix:Variations of "se"
- first-person singular present indicative form of saber
- second-person singular imperative of ser
- IPA(key): [ʃeː]
- (Ulster) IPA(key): [ʃə], [ʃɛ]
From Middle Irish sé, from Old Irish é.
sé (3d sing. masc. conjunctive)
- he; (referring to a masculine noun) it
Irish personal pronouns
Note: L indicates that the word triggers lenition. E indicates that the word triggers eclipsis. H indicates that the word triggers h-prothesis.
is formed by adding féin
to the relevant pronoun: e.g. "myself" = mé féin
, "yourselves" = sibh féin
From Old Irish sé, from Proto-Celtic *swexs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare Scottish Gaelic sia, Manx shey.
Can be followed by either the singular or the plural form of the noun it modifies. Triggers lenition of a following singular noun. Prefixes h- to a following vowel-initial plural noun.
- seisear (used to modify nouns referring to human beings)
| Irish mutation|
after an, tsé
| Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "sé" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- “1 sé” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- “2 sé” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
From Latin sē.
- oneself, himself, herself
- Becomes se when in combination with verbs or other pronouns.
- Becomes si when part of a reflexive verb.
From Proto-Celtic *swexs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.
- “sé” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
From Old Portuguese see, from Latin sēdēs (“seat”), from sedeō (“I sit”), from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (“to sit”).
- IPA(key): /ˈsɛ/
- Homophone: Sé
sé f (plural sés)
- (Roman Catholicism) see (the cathedral and region under the jurisdiction of a bishop)
- IPA(key): /se/
- Homophone: se
- Rhymes: -e
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of saber.
- No sé. — “I do not know.”
- Informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of ser.
- (colloquial, Chile, Mexico) yes