Seine River

Seine

[seyn; French sen]
noun
1.
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
2.
a former department in N France.
sane, Seine.
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seine (seɪn)
 
n
1.  a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
 
vb
2.  to catch (fish) using this net
 
[Old English segne, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē; related to Old High German segina, Old French saïne]

Seine (seɪn, French sɛn)
 
n
a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)

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seine
O.E. segne "drag-net," from W.Gmc. *sagina (cf. O.S., O.H.G. segina), a W.Gmc. borrowing of L. sagena (source of Fr. seine), from Gk. sagene "a fishing net," also "a hunting net," of unknown origin.
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Seine River [(sen)]

River flowing generally northwest through northern France.

Note: The Seine flows through the heart of Paris, dividing the Left Bank, south of the Seine, from the Right Bank, north of the Seine.
Note: It is the chief commercial waterway of France.
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