lemma

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λῆμμα (lêmma, premise, assumption), from λαμβάνω (lambánō, I take).

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Noun[edit]

lemma (plural lemmas or lemmata)

  1. (mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition.
  2. (linguistics, usually) The canonical form of an inflected word; i.e., the form usually found in dictionaries.
  3. (linguistics, less frequently) A lexeme; all the inflected forms of a term.
  4. (botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses.

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Antonyms[edit]

  • (linguistics: canonical form of a term): non-lemma

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lemma n

  1. (mathematics) lemma
  2. (linguistics) lemma (canonical form of a term)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: lem‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈlemːɑ/

Noun[edit]

lemma

  1. (linguistics) lemma
  2. (mathematics) lemma

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lemma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative lemma lemmat
accusative nom.? lemma lemmat
gen. lemman
genitive lemman lemmojen
lemmainrare
partitive lemmaa lemmoja
inessive lemmassa lemmoissa
elative lemmasta lemmoista
illative lemmaan lemmoihin
adessive lemmalla lemmoilla
ablative lemmalta lemmoilta
allative lemmalleˣ lemmoilleˣ
essive lemmana lemmoina
translative lemmaksi lemmoiksi
instructive lemmoin
abessive lemmatta lemmoitta
comitative lemmoineen

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin lemma, from the Ancient Greek λῆμμᾰ (lêmma).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛmːa/
  • Hyphenation: lem‧ma

Noun[edit]

lemma m (plural lemmi)

  1. lemma
  2. entry (in a dictionary)

References[edit]

  • lèmma” in Ottorino Pianigiani’s Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana (1907–1926)
  • lemma” in Il Sabatini Coletti: Dizionario della Lingua Italiana (© 2011)
  • lèmma¹” in Vocabolario Treccani on line

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Ancient Greek λῆμμᾰ (lêmma).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lemma n (genitive lemmatis); third declension

  1. (literally) a subject for consideration or explanation, a theme, matter, subject, contents
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Pliny the Younger to this entry?)
  2. (transferred senses):
    1. the title of an epigram (because it indicates the subject)
    2. the epigram itself
    3. a story, tale
    4. the assumption or lemma of a syllogism
      • (Can we find and add a quotation of Aulus Gellius to this entry?)
Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lemma lemmata
genitive lemmatis lemmatum
dative lemmatī lemmatibus
accusative lemma lemmata
ablative lemmate lemmatibus
vocative lemma lemmata
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References[edit]

  • lemma” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • lemma” on page 898/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • lemma” on page 1,015/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably a scribal error: nim.

Noun[edit]

lemma f

  1. medieval spelling of lemnia [8th C.]

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lemma n

  1. a lemma[1] (the canonical, not inflected form of a word, a headword in a dictionary)
  2. (mathematics) a lemma (a proposition)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordisk leksikografisk ordbok (1997) ISBN 82-00-22901-7