limen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin limen (threshold).

Noun[edit]

limen (plural limens or limina)

  1. A liminal point; the threshold of a physiological or psychological response.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

limen

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of limar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely related to līmus (transverse, oblique), with the suffix -men. See also līmes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

līmen n (genitive līminis); third declension

  1. threshold, doorstep, sill (bottom-most part of a doorway)
  2. lintel
  3. threshold, entrance, doorway, approach; door
    Synonyms: ingressus, iānua, initium, foris, porta, ingressiō, vestibulum
    Antonym: abitus
  4. house, home, abode, dwelling
  5. beginning, commencement
    Synonyms: initium, prīmōrdium, prīncipium, orīgō, rudīmentum, exordium
    Antonym: fīnis
  6. end, termination

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative līmen līmina
Genitive līminis līminum
Dative līminī līminibus
Accusative līmen līmina
Ablative līmine līminibus
Vocative līmen līmina

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Borrowed:
    • Italian: limine
    • Spanish: limen
  • Inherited:

References[edit]

  • limen”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • limen”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limen in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • limen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to cross the threshold: pedem limine efferre
  • limen”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limen”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • Walther von Wartburg (1928–2002), “līmen”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 5: J L, page 343

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lijm +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

limen

  1. to glue, to make stick with glue

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

limen m

  1. definite singular of lime

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

limen m

  1. definite singular of lime

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lǐmen/
  • Hyphenation: li‧men

Adjective[edit]

lìmen (definite lìmenī, Cyrillic spelling лѝмен)

  1. (relational) tin, sheet metal

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin līmen.

Noun[edit]

limen m (plural límenes)

  1. (poetic) threshold, doorstep
    Synonym: umbral

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

limen

  1. inflection of limar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

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