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seu

seu

See also: SEU, sếu, seü, and se'u

Catalan

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.

See also

Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin sedes.

Noun

seu m (plural seus)

  1. seat
Synonyms

Etymology 3

See seure.

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 plural seus, feminine súa, feminine plural súas)

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

See also

  • Appendix:Galician pronouns

Latin

Etymology

From sive.

Conjunction

seu

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

Descendants

  • Romanian: sau

References


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.
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Rocco, page 240:
      Era difícil dizer se a professora os ouvira, pois seu rosto estava oculto pelas sombras.
      It was difficult to tell whether the teacher had heard them, because her face was hidden by the shadows.
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 417:
      Então o sorriso reapareceu em seu rosto [...]
      Then the smile reappeared in his face [...]
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 135:
      [...] seu vocabulário tinha apenas cinco palavras [...]
      [...] his vocabulary had only five words [...]
  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 gender and number. In the third person (singular and plural) the possessor can often be ambiguous in which case seu gets replaced with dele (his), dela (hers); seus with deles (theirs) or delas.

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 seniōrem, 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 sebum.

Noun

seu n (plural seuri)

  1. animal fat
  2. suet
  3. tallow

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