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Seine

[seyn; French sen] /seɪn; French sɛn/
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.
Can be confused
sane, Seine.
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British Dictionary definitions for seine river

seine

/seɪn/
noun
1.
a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
verb
2.
to catch (fish) using this net
Word Origin
Old English segne, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē; related to Old High German segina, Old French saïne

Seine

/seɪn; French sɛn/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for seine river

seine

n.

Old English segne "drag-net," from West Germanic *sagina (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German segina), a borrowing of Latin sagena (source of French seine, 12c., which contributed to the form of the English word), from Greek sagene "a fishing net," also "a hunting net," of unknown origin.

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seine river in Culture
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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