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3 letters words from 'ser'

ERS 3RES 3
SER 3 

2 letters words from 'ser'

ER 2ES 2
RE 2 

All 3 letters words made out of ser

ser esr sre rse ers res

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Definitions and meaning of ser

ser

Etymology 1

Noun

ser

  1. Abbreviation of serial.

Etymology 2

From sir.

Noun

ser (plural sers)

  1. (in some fantasy novels) An address or courtesy title to any person, especially if their gender and/or form of address are unknown.
    Would ser care to dine this evening?
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):

Anagrams

  • -ers, ERS, ERs, ESR, RSE, Res., SRE, ers, res

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin sedeō, sedēre (to sit, to reside) and sum (to be).

Verb

ser

  1. to be

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin sedeō, sedēre (to sit, to reside) sum (to be).

Verb

ser

  1. to be

Conjugation

  • Reference http://www.academiadelallingua.com/diccionariu/gramatica_llingua.pdf
  • http://di098.edv.uniovi.es/apertium/comun/conxugador.php?verbo=ser - has some extra forms

Noun

ser m (plural seres)

  1. being

Derived terms

  • ser humanu

Baure

Noun

ser

  1. tooth
    niser — my tooth
    eser — a tooth, someone's tooth
    nitorak to eser — I found a/someone's tooth

References

  • Languages of the Amazon (2012, →ISBN

Catalan

Alternative forms

  • ésser

Etymology

From a reduction of ésser, from Latin sum, from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (I am, I exist).

Pronunciation

(verb)

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈse/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈseɾ/

(noun)

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈser/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈseɾ/

Verb

ser (first-person singular present sóc, past participle estat)

  1. (intransitive) to be, to exist
  2. (intransitive, +adverbial phrase) to be located (to be in a place)
  3. (transitive, copulative) to be (used to connect a noun to another noun)
  4. (transitive, copulative) to have a characteristic (used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes an inherent property)
  5. (auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice, together with a past participle

Usage notes

This is one of two verbs that can be translated as to be, the other being estar. Ser/ésser indicates something that is inherent and not expected to change, whereas estar indicates temporary qualities that apply only at a particular time. Ser/ésser relates to estar as essence relates to state, etymologically as well as semantically.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • o sigui
  • semblar ser

Noun

ser m (plural sers)

  1. being (living creature)

Further reading

  • “ser” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “ser” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛr]

Verb

ser

  1. second-person singular imperative of srát

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seːr/, [seɐ̯ˀ]

Verb

ser

  1. present of se

Galician

Etymology

Mostly from Old Galician and Old Portuguese seer, from Latin sedeō, sedēre (to sit, to reside), and sum (to be).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɾ/

Verb

ser (first-person singular present son, first-person singular preterite fun, past participle sido)

  1. to be
  2. first-person singular personal infinitive of ser
  3. third-person singular personal infinitive of ser

Usage notes

Like Portuguese and Spanish, Galician has two different verbs that are usually translated to English as “to be”. The verb ser relates to essence, origin, or physical description. In contrast, the verb estar relates to current state or position.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • ser quen (to be able to; to dare)

Noun

ser m (plural seres)

  1. being (living creature)

See also

  • estar

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈʃɛr]
  • Hyphenation: ser
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

Noun

ser (plural serek)

  1. (archaic, dialectal, humorous) Alternative form of sör (beer).

Usage notes

An archaic and dialectal variant of sör, but today it can also be humorous in informal conversations. In compound words and derivations, almost only sör is used.

Derived terms

  • serfőző

Further reading

  • ser , redirecting to sör in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Italian

Etymology

Shortening of messer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛr/

Noun

ser m (plural ser)

  1. (historical) sir (title and form of address for a gentleman, shortened from messer)
    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Ladino

Verb

ser (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling סיר‎)

  1. to be

Lolopo

Etymology

From Proto-Loloish *swa² (Bradley), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan. Cognate with Burmese သွား (swa:), Japhug ɕɣa, Tibetan སོ (so), Drung sa, Tedim Chin ha:², Jingpho wa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sə²¹]

Noun

ser 

  1. (Yao'an) tooth

Mauritian Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛː/

Etymology 1

From French sœur

Noun

ser

  1. sister
    Synonym: didi

Etymology 2

From French cher

Adjective

ser

  1. dear
  2. expensive

Middle Dutch

Noun

ser

  1. (title and pronoun) sir, lord
    • 1301-1350, Van den VII vroeden van binnen Rome. Een dichtwerk der XIVde eeuw (INL)
    • 1414, Hennen van Merchtenen's Cornicke van Brabant (INL)

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “ser (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

ser

  1. Alternative form of sire
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, page 40
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe.

Etymology 2

From Old English sēar.

Noun

ser

  1. Alternative form of sere (dry)

Etymology 3

From Old Norse sér.

Adjective

ser

  1. Alternative form of sere (differing)

Mirandese

Etymology

From Latin sedeō, sedēre (to sit, to reside) and sum (to be).

Verb

ser

  1. to be (indicates a permanent quality)

Noun

ser m (plural seres)

  1. being

See also

  • star

Northern Kurdish

Noun

ser m

  1. head

Preposition

ser

  1. on

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Verb

ser

  1. present of se

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

ser

  1. present of sjå

Pohnpeian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛr/

Verb

ser

  1. (intransitive) to run aground

Interjection

ser

  1. An exclamation used to attract the attention of two or more people.

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ, from Proto-Indo-European *súHros (sour, salty, bitter), whence English sour.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛr/

Noun

ser m inan (diminutive serek)

  1. cheese

Declension

Derived terms

  • sernik
  • serny
  • serowaty
  • serowy
  • ser biały
  • ser krowi
  • ser pleśniowy
  • ser śmietankowy
  • ser topiony
  • ser żółty
  • ser wegański

Further reading

  • ser in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese seer, with forms from multiple sources:

  • Latin sum (to be, to exist), from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (I am, I exist).
  • Latin sedeō (to sit), from Proto-Italic *sedēō, from Proto-Indo-European *sed-.
  • Latin sedeō: personal and impersonal infinitives (sedēre), gerund, present subjunctive, affirmative imperative
  • Latin sum: present indicative, imperfect indicative, preterite indicative, pluperfect indicative, imperfect subjunctive, future subjunctive
    • Vulgar Latin *sonō: sou
    • Vulgar Latin *sutis: sois
  • later developments: past participle, future indicative, conditional, negative imperative

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /seɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /se(ʁ)/
    • Homophones: , (with -r dropping)

Verb

ser (first-person singular present indicative sou, past participle sido)

  1. (copulative) to be (to have the given quality), especially a quality that is intrinsic or not expected to change, contrasting with estar which denotes a temporary quality
  2. (transitive) to be (to be an example or type of, or the same thing as)
  3. (auxiliary with a verb in the past participle) to be (forms the passive voice)
  4. (impersonal) to be (indicates a point in time)
  5. (transitive with em or another locational preposition) to be in (to be located in)
  6. (transitive with de) to be from (to have as one’s place of origin)
  7. (transitive with de) to be (someone’s); to belong to
  8. (transitive or auxiliary with para or de and a verb in the personal infinitive) to be for; to be to (to have as its purpose)
  9. (impersonal, auxiliary with para and a verb in the personal infinitive) to be supposed to; should (introduces an expected or demanded action)
  10. (transitive) to be; to cost (to be worth a given amount of money)
  11. (intransitive) to happen; to take place; to occur
  12. (transitive with por or a favor de or contra) to be against or in favour of
  13. (poetic, intransitive) to exist; to be (a thing)
  14. (impersonal, transitive) used for emphasis

Usage notes

Portuguese and Spanish have two different verbs that are usually translated to English as “to be”: generally ser relates to essence, contrasting with estar, which relates to state.

Contrast the following:

Conjugation

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ser.

Synonyms

  • (forms the passive voice): any reflexive pronoun
  • (to be located in): ficar em, localizar-se em
  • (to be from): vir de
  • (to belong to): pertencer a
  • (to have as its purpose): servir para
  • (to be supposed to): dever
  • (to cost): custar, valer
  • (to happen): acontecer, haver, ocorrer, ter, produzir-se, realizar-se, sobrevir, suceder

See also

  • estar
  • ter
  • haver

Noun

ser m (plural seres)

  1. being (a living creature)

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ser.

Synonyms

  • criatura, ente

Derived terms

  • ser humano
  • ser vivo

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin serum, French sérum. Cf. also zer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ser/

Noun

ser n (plural seruri)

  1. serum

Declension


Romansch

Verb

ser

  1. (Sursilvan) Alternative form of seser

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish seer, from two sources:

  • Latin sedeō, sedēre (to sit, to reside), from Proto-Italic *sedēō, from Proto-Indo-European *sed-. The infinitive, gerund, imperative, and present subjunctive come from this verb.
  • Latin sum, from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti. The forms that derived from here are the present tenses, the imperfect, and the preterite tenses.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɾ/

Verb

ser (first-person singular present soy, first-person singular preterite fui, past participle sido)

  1. to be (essentially or identified as).
    • 2007, El Sueño de Morfeo, Nada es Suficiente
      ¿Qué voy a ser si te he dado lo que soy?
      What am I going to be if I've given you what I am?
    • 2007, El Sueño de Morfeo, Para Toda la Vida
      Si fueras una gota de agua, nadie volvería a tener sed
      If you were a drop of water, no one would thirst again
  2. to be (in the passive voice sense)
  3. to exist; to occur

Usage notes

Spanish has two different verbs that are usually translated to English as “to be”: ser relates to essence, contrasting with estar, which relates to state. Contrast the following:

Conjugation

Derived terms

See also

  • estar

Noun

ser m (plural seres)

  1. a being, organism
  2. nature, essence
  3. value, worth

Related terms

  • ser humano

Further reading

  • “ser” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Verb

ser

  1. present tense of se.

Anagrams

  • ers, res

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Persian سر(sar)

Noun

ser (definite accusative seri, plural serler)

  1. (archaic) head
Synonyms
  • (head): baş, kafa

Etymology 2

Verb

ser

  1. second-person singular imperative of sermek

Volapük

Numeral

ser

  1. zero

Welsh

Etymology

From Old Welsh serr, Proto-Celtic *serrā. Cf. Middle Irish serr.

Noun

ser m (plural serrod or serroedd, not mutable)

  1. billhook, sickle, scythe
  2. (dictionary) sword

Synonyms

  • (scythe): pladur

References

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “ser”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SEQUITUR, (Latin) something that follows logically.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)