nema

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See also: NEMA, néma, ñema, -nemą, and ņēma

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nema, from Proto-Germanic *nemaną, from Proto-Indo-European *nem-, *neme-.

Verb[edit]

at nema (third person singular past indicative nam, third person plural past indicative numu, supine nomið)

  1. to take
  2. to learn

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse nema, from Proto-Germanic *nemaną, from Proto-Indo-European *nem-, *neme-.

Verb[edit]

nema (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative nam, third-person plural past indicative námu, supine numið)

  1. to take, capture
  2. to mine (ore, coal, etc.)
  3. to amount to
  4. to detect, perceive
    Augað er það skynfæri er nemur ljós.
    The eye is the (that) organ which detects light.
  5. to study (a specified subject)
    Ég nem frönsku.
    I study French.
  6. (poetic) an auxiliary verb used with a main verb in the infinitive; this construction has the same meaning as the main verb, its inflection simply being transferred to the auxiliary, and serves merely to obtain a fitting rhyme and syllable structure
    Bjarni nam ei fálkann fá – first line of a ditty from Útvarp Matthildur
    = Bjarni fékk ei fálkann: Bjarni did not get the falcon (i.e. the Order of the Falcon)
  7. (with the preposition við + accusative) to touch, reach
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse nema.

Conjunction[edit]

nema

  1. (connecting noun phrases) except
  2. (connecting clauses) unless
  3. (connecting clauses) but that, whether or not (introducing a hypothetical but likely scenario)
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Old Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

nema

  1. Alternative form of nima.