eme

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See also: -eme and ëmë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English eam, eme (uncle), from Old English ēam (uncle). See eam.

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Noun[edit]

eme (plural emes)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) An uncle.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.VIII, Ch.quintum:
      Soo this yonge syre Trystram rode vnto his eme kynge Marke of Cornewayle / ¶ And whanne he came there / he herd say that ther wold no knyghte fyghte with syre Marhaus / Thenne yede sir Tristram vnto his eme and sayd / syre yf ye wylle gyue me thordre of knyghthode / I wille doo bataille with syr Marhaus
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.x:
      Whilst they were young, Cassibalane their Eme / Was by the people chosen in their sted [].
  2. (Scotland) Friend.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme

  1. female

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

em (variation of íme) +‎ e

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmɛ/
  • Hyphenation: eme

Pronoun[edit]

eme

  1. (archaic, poetic) this
    • 1846: Petőfi Sándor, Egy gondolat bánt engemet...
      És a zászlókon eme szent jelszóval: - (And on the flags with this holy word:)
      „Világszabadság!” - (World freedom!)

Usage notes[edit]

A rarer substitute of ez, but unlike ez, it does not take the case of the noun it is attached to, and no definite article is used:

ezen a helyen - eme helyen (at this place)
ebben a házban - eme házban (in this house)

Use eme before words beginning with consonants. Use emez before words beginning with vowels.

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

eme m (plural emi)

  1. (biochemistry) heme

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

eme

  1. Second-person singular present active imperative of emō

Nauruan[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme

  1. eye

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme m (plural emes)

  1. The name of the letter m

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eem, from Old English ēam, from Proto-Germanic *auhaimaz (maternal uncle), related to Latin avus (grandfather). Cognate with Dutch oom, German Ohm, Oheim. More at eam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme (plural emes)

  1. maternal uncle
  2. friend

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  • uncle ((paternal) uncle)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme f (plural emes)

  1. Name of the letter m.

Tacana[edit]

Noun[edit]

eme

  1. hand