seme

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See also: sème and semé

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek σῆμα (sêma).

Noun[edit]

seme (plural semes or semata)

  1. (linguistics, semiotics) Anything which serves for any purpose as a substitute for an object of which it is, in some sense, a representation or sign.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme (third-person singular simple present semes, present participle semeing, simple past and past participle semed)

  1. Obsolete form of seem.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme

  1. Obsolete form of seam.

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seme

  1. Obsolete form of semée.

Etymology 5[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 攻める (semeru) ("to attack").

Noun[edit]

seme (plural semes or seme)

  1. (Japanese fiction) An active or dominant male character in a same-sex relationship; a top.
    • 2008, Dru Pagliassotti, "Better Than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction", in Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre (eds. Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry & Dru Pagliassotti), McFarland & Company (2008), ISBN 9780786441952, page 73:
      [] BL manga readers chose intelligence, protectiveness, and beauty/handsomeness as the top three most important traits in a seme []
    • 2010, Pentabu, My Girlfriend's a Geek, Volume 1, Yen Press (2012), ISBN 9780316221801, unnumbered page:
      Sebas has always been the seme.
    • 2011, Robin E. Brenner & Snow Wildsmith, "Love through a DIfferent Lens: Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Sexualities Readers", in Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World (eds. Timothy Perper & Martha Cornog), Libraries Unlimited (2011), ISBN 9781591589099, page 97:
      The seme is larger, stronger, and more traditionally masculine, while the uke is smaller, weaker, and more feminine.
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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of semar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of semar

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme

  1. son

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēmen.

Noun[edit]

seme m (plural semes)

  1. semen

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēmen.

Noun[edit]

seme m (plural semi)

  1. seed
  2. pip
  3. bean (in some cases)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sême/
  • Hyphenation: se‧me

Noun[edit]

sȅme n (Cyrillic spelling се̏ме)

  1. seed
  2. germ
  3. semen
  4. spawn
  5. milt
  6. offspring
  7. prime cause

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

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Noun[edit]

séme n (genitive seména or sémena, nominative plural seména or sémena)

  1. seed

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Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seme f

  1. feminine plural of semo