Definitions

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  • n. A man; warrior; hero.
  • n. A man; fellow.
  • n. A castrated bull.
  • n. (uncountable) Segregation
  • n. A metal stud or plate fixed to the sole or heel of a shoe to prevent excessive wear. Also known as a blakey.
  • n. A callus, an area of hardened skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sedge.
  • n. The gladen, and other species of Iris.
  • n. A castrated bull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of say.
  • n. Sedge (which see).
  • n. The yellow flower-de-luce, Iris Pseudacorus.
  • n. A castrated bull; especially, a bull castrated when full-grown; a bull-segg.
  • n. A man; a warrior.

Etymologies

From Middle English segge, from Old English secg ("man, warrior, hero"), from Proto-Germanic *sagjaz (“follower, retainer, warrior”), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (“to follow, accompany”). Cognate with Norwegian segg, Icelandic seggur ("bully"). (Wiktionary)
Probably from the root of Latin secare ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)
Short for segregation. (Wiktionary)

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