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Seine

The Seine ( ; , ) is a long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre (and Honfleur on the left bank). It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, from the sea. Over 60 percent of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris.

There are 37 bridges within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Alexandre III and Pont Neuf, the latter of which dates back to 1607. Outside the city, examples include the Pont de Normandie, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, which links Le Havre to Honfleur.

Seine (department)

Seine was a department of France encompassing Paris and its immediate suburbs. Its capital was Paris and its official number was 75. The Seine department was abolished in 1968 and its territory divided among four new departments.

Seine (disambiguation)

Seine may refer to one of the following:

  • Seine, a major river in France
  • Seine (department), a former administrative subdivision of France encompassing Paris and its immediate suburbs
  • Seine River (disambiguation):
    • Seine River (Ontario), Canada
    • Seine River (Manitoba), Canada
    • Seine River (electoral district), Manitoba, Canada
  • Seine fishing, a kind of fishing net
  • , a Dutch coaster

  • Seine (Van Gogh series), a group of paintings by Vincent van Gogh

See also:

  • Jedem das Seine, an old German saying
  • La Seyne, a commune in the Var department, France
  • Zenne, a river in Belgium

Seine (Van Gogh series)

Seine (paintings) is the subject and location of paintings that Vincent van Gogh made in 1886. The Seine has been an integral part of Parisian life for centuries for commerce, travel and entertainment. Here Van Gogh primarily captures the respite and relief from city life found in nature.

A few of the paintings were made in Paris and the rest in the northwestern suburbs of Paris in Clichy and Asnières. Through these works the audience can see a transition in Van Gogh's work from one of dark colors and serious themes to more joyous use of color and light and choice of themes.

In the Netherlands Van Gogh was influenced by great Dutch masters as well as cousin-in-law Anton Mauve a Dutch realist painter who was a leading member of the Hague School. In Paris Van Gogh was exposed to and influenced by Impressionism, Symbolism, Pointillism, and Japanese woodblock print genres which were overtime integrated into his works. The spring of 1887 seemed to trigger an awakening within Van Gogh where he experimented with the genres to develop his personal style.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Seine

Seine \Seine\, n. [F. seine, or AS. segene, b?th fr. L. sagena, Gr. ????.] (Fishing.) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.

Seine boat, a boat specially constructed to carry and pay out a seine.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

seine

Old English segne "drag-net," from West Germanic *sagina (cognates: 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.

Wiktionary

seine

n. A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish. vb. (label en ambitransitive) To use a seine, to fish with a seine.

WordNet

seine

v. fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

Usage examples of "seine".

Jetzt am allerwenigsten wollte er an seine Schwester erinnert werden, den Ursprung aller dieser Schmerzen.

Marshal Schwartzenburg will advance along the Aube and Seine valleys, and we shall continue on his right flank, to hold open communications with the Army of Silesia as soon as it is on the Marne.

In jenem inneren Bezirk, in dem sie sprachen, setzte er seine Ferse auf den Kopf der Schlange.

Er stand am Ofen und blickte mit einem raschen und schmerzlich angestrengten Blinzeln hinueber zu dem Werk, von dem er geflohen war, dieser Last, diesem Druck, dieser Gewissensqual, diesem Meer, das auszutrinken, dieser furchtbaren Aufgabe, die sein Stolz und sein Elend, sein Himmel und seine Verdammnis war.

Wie gut, am Leben zu sein, am Leben zu sein und eine Aufgabe zu haben, und seine Lieben um sich.

Die Zunge hing ihm aus dem Maul, seine Augen waren toll vor Angst, und die fremden Hunde rannten dicht hinter ihm drein!

Schwert seinen Feind durchbohrt hatte, durchbohrten jetzt seine Augen Pwyll.

Er wandte seine Augen von jenen blauen Augen ab, in denen die Hoffnung starb.

Pwyll sah in seine eigenen grauen Augen, und Arawn sah ihn mit ihnen an.

Seine Augen, jetzt so hart und hell wie Kiesel, richteten sich auf Pwyll.

Zuletzt begab er sich auf seine Redaktion, wo er gegen Stellung eines Vertreters leicht entlassen wurde, da er kein angenehmer Kollege gewesen war.

Jahr 1793, wo Fourier in Lyon lebte, diese Ideen bei ihm noch nicht zur Reife gekommen, obgleich die Keime dazu bereits bei ihm vorhanden waren und seine Denk- und Handlungsweise bestimmten.

So wie ein Strom, der aus der Erde bricht, Und wenig Meilen rollt, und wieder sich verkriecht, Bist du, aus der du dich ergossen, Zur Ewigkeit,--die Gott, mit aller Welten Last, Im Zipfel seines Kleides fasst,-- Zur Ewigkeit zurueck geflossen.

Moving forward he seized the towns of Lagny on the Maine, and Corbeil on the Seine, thus entirely cutting off the food supply of Paris.

Zuechtigung als eine Belohnung war, dass man ihm seine Frau wiedergab.