lema

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See also: Lema and -lema

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First coined 1789, from Ancient Greek λήμη (lḗmē, substance that gathers in the corner of the eye; rheum).

Noun[edit]

lema (uncountable)

  1. (physiology, rare) The secretion of the tarsal glands of the eye.

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Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lema m (plural lemes)

  1. (heraldry) motto
  2. (lingusitics) lemma
  3. (mathematics) lemma

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek λήμη (lḗmē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēma f (genitive lēmae); first declension

  1. rheum that collects in the corner of the eyes

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lēma lēmae
Genitive lēmae lēmārum
Dative lēmae lēmīs
Accusative lēmam lēmās
Ablative lēmā lēmīs
Vocative lēma lēmae

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Madurese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lima, from Proto-Austronesian *lima.

Numeral[edit]

lema

  1. five

Maltese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Root
l-m-j

From Arabic لَمَعَ(lamaʿa). The original inflection with a final is now less common (see above). Otherwise the root was reanalysed as ending in a semivowel. For this case, moreover, there exist two conjugations (one with -a- in all forms and one of the type of beda).

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Verb[edit]

lema (imperfect jilma)

  1. to glitter, glint, glimmer

Conjugation[edit]

  • The perfect tense is often avoided. It can be replaced by kien + imperfect.

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Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

Verb[edit]

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lemma, from Ancient Greek λῆμμα (lêmma). Compare Spanish lema.

Noun[edit]

lema m (plural lemas)

  1. motto; slogan

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lěːma/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ma

Noun[edit]

léma f (Cyrillic spelling ле́ма)

  1. lemma

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Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

Verb[edit]

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lemma, form Ancient Greek λῆμμα (lêmma).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lema m (plural lemas)

  1. motto
  2. subject
  3. headword, term, title
  4. lemma
  5. (heraldry) motto

Tswana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

Verb[edit]

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough