sem

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See also: SEM and Sem

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sem

  1. Abbreviation of seminary.
  2. Abbreviation of semester.
  3. Abbreviation of semicolon.

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Czech[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

sem

  1. hither (to here)

Hungarian[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

sem

  1. neither

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sem (as, like), possibly from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same, alike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛːm/
    Rhymes: -ɛːm
  • (before words beginning with a consonant) IPA(key): /sɛm/

Conjunction[edit]

sem

  1. (with a noun phrase) as, like
    Hann var sem guð meðal manna.
    He was like a god amongst men.
    Hár hennar var hvítt sem snjór.
    Her hair was white as snow.
    Hann er sem nýr.
    He is as [good as] new.
    Vista sem
    Save as
  2. (with a clause) like, as if
    Svo virðist sem sjúkdómurinn sé arfgengur
    Is seems as though the disease is hereditary.
  3. (relative, with a clause) who, which, that
    Þetta er maðurinn sem ég hitti í gær.
    That’s the man that I met yesterday.
    Þetta er konan sem barði mig.
    That’s the woman who hit me.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (as, like, as if): eins og
  • (which, that): er

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same, alike).

Conjunction[edit]

sem

  1. as, the same, like

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: sem

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese sen, from Latin sine, from Proto-Indo-European *sene.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sem

  1. -less; without (not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.)
    Um livro sem capa.
    A book without a cover.
    Casa sem janelas.
    Windowless house.
  2. (followed by infinitive) without (not doing or not having done something)
    Ele gosta de comer tudo sem dividir.
    He likes to eat everything without sharing.
    Ele atirou sem avisar ninguém.
    He shot without warning anyone.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.): com
  • (not doing or having done something): use gerund (-ando, -endo, -indo)

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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sem

  1. first-person singular present tense form of biti.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English same

Adjective[edit]

sem

  1. same


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