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 Sen’tences (3 syl.).Sepoy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sen’tinel.
 
Archd. Smith says, “It is one set to watch the sentna (Lat.) or hold of a ship,” but the Fr. sentier, a path or “beat,” is far more probable. (French, sentinelle; Italian, sentinella; the French sentier is from the Latin semta.)   1
 


 Sen’tences (3 syl.).Sepoy. 

 
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