lume

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See also: lumë

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen. See figurative meaning as the "light of life". Compare Daco-Romanian lume.

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. people
  2. world
  3. humanity, mankind

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. Genitive singular form of lumi.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. illusion

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lūmen, plural lumina taken as feminine in Proto-Western-Romance. See also Spanish lumbre.

Noun[edit]

lume f (plural lumes)

  1. (obsolete) light, lamp
    Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot, prête-moi ta lume pour écrire un mot.
    By the light of the moon, my friend Pierrot, lend me your lamp to write a word.

Usage notes[edit]

This word is commonly sung as plume (quill) in this verse, but this is incongruous with "my candle is dead, I have no more fire", which indicates that the writer, Lubin, needs light to write by, not a pen to write with.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen. Compare Portuguese lume, Asturian llume, Spanish lumbre.

Noun[edit]

lume m (plural lumes)

  1. flame, fire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-.

Noun[edit]

lume m (plural lumi)

  1. lamp
  2. light
  3. (anatomy) lumen

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Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French lumière.

Noun[edit]

lume (plural lumes)

  1. light

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lume, from Latin lūmen, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-. Cognate with Galician lume, Spanish lumbre, Catalan llum, Occitan lum, French lume, Italian lume and Romanian lume.

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Noun[edit]

lume m (plural lumes)

  1. flame, fire (to cook or keep oneself warm)
  2. (anatomy) lumen

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen (light) (see figurative meaning as the "light of life"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-. Compare also Slavic свѣтъ (světŭ), meaning both "light" and "world".

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Noun[edit]

lume f (plural lumi)

  1. world
  2. people
  3. humanity, mankind
  4. (archaic, regional) light

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