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  1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “apart”: seduce; select.
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Origin of se-

< Latin sē(d) (preposition), sē- (prefix) without, apart
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Word Origin and History for se-

word-forming element, from Latin se-, collateral form of sed- "without, apart, aside, on one's own," related to sed, Latin reflexive pronoun (accusative and ablative), from PIE *sed-, extended form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (cf. German sich; see idiom).

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