semeion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek σημεῖον (sēmeîon, a mark)

Noun[edit]

semeion (plural semeia)

  1. (prosody) In ancient prosody, the unit of time: one of the two divisions of a foot.
  2. A mark in paleography indicating metrical or other divisions.
  3. A symbol in ancient art associated with the gods and resembling a Roman military standard.