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Sene vs Esne - What's the difference?

sene | esne |

As nouns the difference between sene and esne

is that sene is wiseman; sage while esne is (anglo-saxon|historical) a hireling of servile status; slave.

As an adjective sene

is wise; sage.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) sene.

Alternative forms

*seene, senie


  • (obsolete) Senna.
  • *, II.37:
  • *:My selfe have found by experience, that radish rootes are windie, and senie -leaves breede loosenes in the belly.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) sene, in turn from English cent


    (en noun)
  • A unit of currency equivalent to a hundredth of a Samoan tala
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • (Anglo-Saxon, historical) A hireling of servile status; slave.
  • *1818 , Samuel Heywood, A dissertation upon the distinctions in society :
  • To an esne , therefore, I refer the entry in Doomsday-book, that at Chester, if a male or female slave shall do any [...]
  • *1875 , William Stubbs, The constitutional history of England, in its origin and development :
  • [...] of British extraction captured or purchased, — or of the common German stock descended from the slaves of the first colonists: the esne or slave who works for hire; [...]
  • *2011 , David Anthony Edgell Pelteret, Slavery in Early Mediaeval England :
  • [...] insist that in the event of the death of an esne his full value had to be paid.