The sea.




  • From Middle English see, from Old English sǣ ("sea"), from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz (compare West Frisian see, Dutch zee, German See, Danish sø, Norwegian Bokmål sjø, Swedish sjö), probably either from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ey- ("to be fierce, afflict") (compare Latin saevus ("wild, fierce"), Tocharian B saiwe ("itch"), Latvian sievs, sivs; more at sore) or derived from *sīhwaną, in which case *saiwiz is from earlier *saigwiz, Pre-Germanic *seykʷ-.

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