ema

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See also: Ema, EMA, êma, emä, ʻEma, -ema, and êm ả

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 絵馬 (ema).

Noun[edit]

ema (plural ema)

  1. A wooden plaque bearing a prayer or wish, left hanging at a Shinto shrine.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ema f (plural emes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.

Further reading[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from -ema.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

ema (accusative singular eman, plural emaj, accusative plural emajn)

  1. tending to

Derived terms[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *emä, from Proto-Uralic *emä. Cognate to Hungarian eme, Livonian jemā, Finnish emä.

Noun[edit]

ema (genitive ema, partitive ema)

  1. mother
  2. a reproductive female animal in a hive; a queen

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ema in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ema

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えま

Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

Verb[edit]

ema

  1. to stand

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ema

  1. first-person plural present/imperative active of eti (to come)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Arabic, or a pronunciation of an indigenous name for the bird. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: e‧ma

Noun[edit]

ema f (plural emas)

  1. Rhea bird

Descendants[edit]

The word for "emu" has spread into many languages as a wanderword.

  • Catalan: emú
  • English: emu
  • French: émeu
  • Greek: εμού (emoú)
  • Russian: э́му (ému)
  • Spanish: emú

Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

Verb[edit]

ema

  1. to stand

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-ema (declinable)

  1. good; having intrinsic value (e.g. decent (of a person) or healthy (of food))

Inflection[edit]

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Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

ema

  1. person
  2. people

Tswana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

Verb[edit]

ema

  1. to stand

Zou[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The first part (e-) from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ʔa. Cognates include Khumi Chin äni.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

emà

  1. he, she

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 65