British Dictionary definitions for seine-river (1 of 2)
Word Origin for seine
British Dictionary definitions for seine-river (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for seine-river
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.