limen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin limen (threshold)

Noun[edit]

limen (plural limens or limina)

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

Anagrams[edit]


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
  4. house, home, abode, dwelling
  5. beginning, commencement
  6. end, termination

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative līmen līmina
genitive līminis līminum
dative līminī līminibus
accusative līmen līmina
ablative līmine līminibus
vocative līmen līmina

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “limen”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • limen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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

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.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • limen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • limen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

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. made of tin or sheet metal; tin-

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin līmen.

Noun[edit]

limen m (plural límenes)

  1. (poetic) threshold, doorstep
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See limar

Verb[edit]

limen

  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of limar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of limar.
  3. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural present subjunctive form of limar.