lume

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen. See figurative meaning as the "light of life". Compare Daco-Romanian lume.

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. people
  2. world
  3. humanity, mankind

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. Genitive singular form of lumi.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lume

  1. illusion

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lume (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative lume lumeet
genitive lumeen lumeiden
lumeitten
partitive lumetta lumeita
illative lumeeseen lumeisiin
lumeihin
singular plural
nominative lume lumeet
accusative nom. lume lumeet
gen. lumeen
genitive lumeen lumeiden
lumeitten
partitive lumetta lumeita
inessive lumeessa lumeissa
elative lumeesta lumeista
illative lumeeseen lumeisiin
lumeihin
adessive lumeella lumeilla
ablative lumeelta lumeilta
allative lumeelle lumeille
essive lumeena lumeina
translative lumeeksi lumeiksi
instructive lumein
abessive lumeetta lumeitta
comitative lumeineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lūmen, plural lumina taken as feminine in Proto-Western-Romance. See also Spanish lumbre.

Noun[edit]

lume f ‎(plural lumes)

  1. (obsolete) light, lamp
    Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot, prête-moi ta lume pour écrire un mot.
    By the light of the moon, my friend Pierrot, lend me your lamp to write a word.

Usage notes[edit]

This word is commonly sung as plume (quill) in this verse, but this is incongruous with "my candle is dead, I have no more fire", which indicates that the writer, Lubin, needs light to write by, not a pen to write with.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen. Compare Portuguese lume, Asturian llume, Spanish lumbre.

Noun[edit]

lume m ‎(plural lumes)

  1. flame, fire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-.

Noun[edit]

lume m ‎(plural lumi)

  1. lamp
  2. light
  3. (anatomy) lumen

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Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French lumière.

Noun[edit]

lume ‎(plural lumes)

  1. light

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lume, from Latin lūmen, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-. Cognate with Galician lume, Spanish lumbre, Catalan llum, Occitan lum, French lume, Italian lume and Romanian lume.

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Noun[edit]

lume m (plural lumes)

  1. flame, fire (to cook or keep oneself warm)
  2. (anatomy) lumen

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūmen ‎(light) (see figurative meaning as the "light of life"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-s-men, from *lewk-. Compare also Slavic свѣтъ ‎(světŭ), meaning both "light" and "world".

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Noun[edit]

lume f ‎(plural lumi)

  1. world
  2. people
  3. humanity, mankind
  4. (archaic, regional) light

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