lem

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See also: Lem, LEM, lem', and L.E.M.

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • len (dialectal)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *lèud-no, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (man, people). A relation to polem is probably conincidental.

Noun[edit]

lem m (indefinite plural leme, definite singular lemi, definite plural lemet)

  1. people

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lignum. Compare Daco-Romanian lemn.

Noun[edit]

lem n (plural lemi)

  1. wood

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leben, from Old High German lebēn, from Proto-West Germanic *libbjan, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną (to live; to be alive). Cognate with German leben, English live.

Verb[edit]

lem (auxiliary håm)

  1. (Luserna) to live at, reside
    Moine non lem atz Lusérn.My grandparents live in Luserna.

References[edit]

  • “lem” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish lim, from Old Norse limr, from Proto-Germanic *limuz (branch, limb), cognate with Norwegian, Swedish lem, English limb, Dutch leem.

Noun[edit]

lem n (singular definite lemmet, plural indefinite lemmer)

  1. limb (arm or leg in a human or an animal)
  2. (formal) penis
  3. (dated) inmate (in an institution)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hlemmr, from Proto-Germanic *hlammiz (noice; lid), cognate with Norwegian lem, Swedish läm, Old English hlemm, Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌰 (hlamma).

Noun[edit]

lem c (singular definite lemmen, plural indefinite lemme)

  1. hatch
  2. trapdoor
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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

lem (weak)

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lemja
  2. second-person singular imperative of lemja

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lijm, from Middle Dutch lijm, from Old Dutch *līm, from Proto-Germanic *līmaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛm]
  • Hyphenation: lèm

Noun[edit]

lem or lèm

  1. glue, any sticky adhesive substance.
    Synonym: perekat

Synonyms[edit]

  • gam (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)
  • perekat (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

lem (triggers lenition)

  1. (Munster) Contraction of le mo (with my).
    Chuir sé cúl orm lem chuid oibre.
    It left me late with my work.

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lämbin. Akin to Finnish lämmin.

Adjective[edit]

lem

  1. warm

Middle Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *lēmos, *limos (compare Welsh llwyf), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élem (mountain elm); compare Latin ulmus.

Noun[edit]

lem m (genitive lim)

  1. elm tree
    Synonym: lemán

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃lemH- (weak, broken, soft).

Adjective[edit]

lem

  1. soft, tender
  2. weak, powerless
  3. impotent (in sexual sense)
  4. foolish, worthless

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: leamh

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lem unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German leben, from Old High German lebēn, from Proto-West Germanic *libbjan, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną (to live; to be alive). Cognate with German leben, English live.

Verb[edit]

lem

  1. to live

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German leben, from Old High German lebēn (noun), from the verb. Cognate with German Leben.

Noun[edit]

lem n

  1. life

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse limr, from Proto-Germanic *limuz (branch, limb) (compare English limb).

Noun[edit]

lem (definite singular lemmen or lemen, indefinite plural lemmar or lemmer or lemar or lemer, definite plural lammane or lemmene or lemane or lemene)

  1. limb
  2. member
  3. (euphemistic) penis

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hlemmr, from Proto-Germanic *hlammiz, as also Icelandic hlemmur.

Noun[edit]

lem m (definite singular lemmen, indefinite plural lemmar, definite plural lemmane)

  1. hatch
  2. trapdoor

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

lem

  1. present tense and imperative of lemja and lemje
  2. imperative of lema, leme, lema and leme
  3. imperative of lemma and lemme

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse limr, from Proto-Germanic *limuz (branch, limb) (compare English limb).

Noun[edit]

lem c

  1. a limb (body part)

Declension[edit]

Declension of lem 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lem lemmen lemmar lemmarna
Genitive lems lemmens lemmars lemmarnas

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Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lem (, 𥋲)

  1. smudged, soiled

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lem (nominative plural lems)

  1. paralysis

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