Gemma

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin gemma (jewel)

Proper noun[edit]

Gemma f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Veneridae – sole species being the amethyst gem clam.

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin gemma (jewel). The given name is mostly borrowed via Italian Gemma; the spelling Jemma in particular is associated with James. Doublet of gemma and gem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛmə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛmə

Proper noun[edit]

 Gemma on Wikipedia

Gemma (plural Gemmas)

  1. A female given name from Italian.
    • 1971, Ruth Rendell, No More Dying Then, Random House, published 2009, →ISBN, page 35:
      Gemma. A curious name. He didn't think he had ever come across it before. She would have an outlandish name, either because her equally eccentric parents had labelled her with it or—more likely—she had adopted it herself on the grounds of originality.
    • 1998, Lisa Andrews, Too Late For Love, Robinson Pub., published 1998, →ISBN, page 200:
      Gemma gave him another gushing smile. She wanted to make amends for almost fouling up Blake's deal. "Gemma. What a beautiful name. You are indeed a jewel."
  2. (astronomy) A bright binary star in the constellation Corona Borealis; Alpha (α) Coronae Borealis.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular given name in the U.K. in the 1980s and the 1990s.

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: Gemma
  • Tagalog: Gemma

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Gemma f

  1. a female given name from Italian

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Gemma, from Italian, from Latin gemma (jewel). Also from Spanish Gemma.

Proper noun[edit]

Gemma

  1. a female given name from Latin

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gemma (jewel), with identical meaning in Italian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛm.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ɛmma
  • Hyphenation: Gèm‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Gemma f

  1. a female given name meaning “gem

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Gemma, from Latin gemma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Gem‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒema/, [ˈd͡ʒɛ.mɐ]

Proper noun[edit]

Gemma (Baybayin spelling ᜇ᜔ᜌᜒᜋ)

  1. a female given name from English