seme

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See also: semé, śeme, and sème

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σῆμα (sêma).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme (plural semes or semata)

  1. (linguistics, semiotics) Anything which serves for any purpose as a substitute for an object of which it is, in some sense, a representation or sign.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme (third-person singular simple present semes, present participle seming, simple past and past participle semed)

  1. Obsolete form of seem.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme (plural semes)

  1. Obsolete form of seam.

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seme

  1. Obsolete form of semé.

Etymology 5[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 攻め (seme), derived from the verb 攻める (semeru, to attack).

Noun[edit]

seme (plural semes or seme)

  1. (Japanese fiction, fandom slang) An active or dominant male character in a same-sex relationship; a top.
    • 2008, Dru Pagliassotti, “Better Than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction”, in Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry & Dru Pagliassotti, editors, Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre[1], McFarland & Company (2008), →ISBN, page 73:
      [] BL manga readers chose intelligence, protectiveness, and beauty/handsomeness as the top three most important traits in a seme []
    • 2010, Pentabu, My Girlfriend's a Geek[2], volume 1, Yen Press (2012), →ISBN:
      Sebas has always been the seme.
    • 2011, Robin E. Brenner & Snow Wildsmith, “Love through a DIfferent Lens: Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Sexualities Readers”, in Timothy Perper & Martha Cornog, editors, Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World[3], Libraries Unlimited (2011), →ISBN, page 97:
      The seme is larger, stronger, and more traditionally masculine, while the uke is smaller, weaker, and more feminine.
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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of semar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of semar

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Basque *senbe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme anim

  1. son

Declension[edit]

Declension of seme (animate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive seme semea semeak
ergative semek semeak semeek
dative semeri semeari semeei
genitive semeren semearen semeen
comitative semerekin semearekin semeekin
causative semerengatik semearengatik semeengatik
benefactive semerentzat semearentzat semeentzat
instrumental semez semeaz semeez
inessive semerengan semearengan semeengan
locative
allative semerengana semearengana semeengana
terminative semerenganaino semearenganaino semeenganaino
directive semerenganantz semearenganantz semeenganantz
destinative semerenganako semearenganako semeenganako
ablative semerengandik semearengandik semeengandik
partitive semerik
prolative semetzat

Further reading[edit]

  • seme in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • seme” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēmen.

Noun[edit]

seme m (plural semes)

  1. semen

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Hadza[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. (intransitive) to eat

Noun[edit]

seme m

  1. food

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēmen, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈse.me/
  • Rhymes: -eme
  • Hyphenation: sé‧me

Noun[edit]

seme m (plural semi)

  1. (botany) seed, pip
  2. (botany, in some cases) bean
  3. (anatomy, colloquial) semen
    Synonym: sperma
  4. (card games) suit

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

seme

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せめ

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse sœmr, from Proto-Germanic *sōmiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seme

  1. Seemly, appropriate, honourable.
  2. (rare) Attractive, beautiful.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme

  1. Alternative form of seem (seam)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

seme

  1. Alternative form of seem (load)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. Alternative form of semen (to sort out)

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. Alternative form of semen (to seem)

Etymology 6[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. Alternative form of semen (to load up)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sême/
  • Hyphenation: se‧me

Noun[edit]

sȅme n (Cyrillic spelling се̏ме)

  1. seed
  2. germ
  3. semen
  4. spawn
  5. milt
  6. offspring
  7. prime cause

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sẹ́me n

  1. seed

Inflection[edit]

Declension of seme (neuter, n-stem)
nom. sing. seme
gen. sing. semena
singular dual plural
nominative seme semeni semena
accusative seme semeni semena
genitive semena semen semen
dative semenu semenoma semenom
locative semenu semenih semenih
instrumental semenom semenoma semeni

Further reading[edit]

  • seme”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

seme

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of ser, se and the pronoun me.

Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

seme

  1. feminine plural of semo