semen

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See also: Semen, sémen, semèn, and sêmen

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English semen, from Latin sēmen (seed), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow; plant).

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semen (uncountable)

  1. A sticky, milky fluid produced in male reproductive organs that contains the reproductive cells.
    • 1959, William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch, page 68:
      Sharp protein odor of semen fills the air.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 162:
      In the Sumerian language the word for water also means semen, and since Enki is the god of water, he is therefore the god of semen. In this ode to the Great Father, the land of the Sumerians is literally awash with semen.
    Julie licked the semen off Nigel's penis.

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Asturian[edit]

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semen

  1. third-person plural present indicative of semar
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of semar

Czech[edit]

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semen

  1. genitive plural of semeno

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay semen, from Dutch cement (cement), from Old French ciment, from Latin caementum (quarry stone; stone chips for making mortar), from caedō (I cut, hew). Cognate with Afrikaans sement (cement). The sense cementum is a semantic loan from English cement.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: sê‧mèn

Noun[edit]

sêmèn (first-person possessive semenku, second-person possessive semenmu, third-person possessive semennya)

  1. cement (powdered substance)
  2. cement, the layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; cementum.
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  • simen (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin sēmen (semen, seed), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow; plant).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: sè‧mèn

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sèmèn (first-person possessive semenku, second-person possessive semenmu, third-person possessive semennya)

  1. (medicine) semen, the fluid, produced in male reproductive organs of an animal, that contains the reproductive cells.
    Synonym: air mani

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sēmen, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥ (seed).

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sēmen n (genitive sēminis); third declension

  1. seed (of plants)
    Semen manu spargere.To scatter seed by hand.
  2. semen
  3. graft
  4. offspring
  5. cause
  6. (poetic) seed (of the elements of other bodies (of fire, water, stones, etc.))

Declension[edit]

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

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sēmen sēmina
Genitive sēminis sēminum
Dative sēminī sēminibus
Accusative sēmen sēmina
Ablative sēmine sēminibus
Vocative sēmen sēmina

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: semen
  • English: semen
  • Middle Irish: semen
  • Galician: seme
  • Italian: seme
  • Romanian: sămânță

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chemin

Noun[edit]

semen

  1. road, street

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English sēman, from Proto-West Germanic *sōmijan, from Proto-Germanic *sōmijaną.

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semen (third-person singular simple present semeth, present participle semende, semynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle semed)

  1. (Early Middle English) To sort out; to resolve, subdue, or confirm.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse sœma, from Proto-Germanic *sōmijaną, thus a doublet of Etymology 1.

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semen (third-person singular simple present semeth, present participle semende, semynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle semed)

  1. To seem (to be); to look or be perceived as.
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Knight's Tale
      The brighte swerdes wenten to and fro
      So hidously þat with þe leste strook
      That it semeþ þat it wolde felle an ook
  2. To appear; to become visible or discernible.
  3. To believe or assume; to develop a belief:
    1. To deem or consider; to form a judgement.
    2. To consider to be appropriate; to judge as suitable.
  4. To be appropriate or right; to suit or befit.
  5. (rare) To exist; to be extant.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Inherited from Old English sīman, sēman, from Proto-West Germanic *saumijan; equivalent to seem (load) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈseːmən/, /ˈsɛːmən/

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semen (third-person singular simple present semeth, present participle semende, semynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle semed)

  1. To load up or with; to place upon.
  2. (figuratively, rare) To be burdensome or grievous.
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Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chemin.

Noun[edit]

semen

  1. road, street

References[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sēmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsemen/, [ˈse.mẽn]

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semen m (uncountable)

  1. semen, sperm
    Mi amigo me preguntó si era saludable tragarse su propio semen.
    My friend asked me if it was healthy to swallow his own semen.

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *seemen, from a Baltic language, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

Noun[edit]

semen

  1. seed

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of semen
nominative sing. semen
genitive sing. semnen
partitive sing. sement
partitive plur. semnid
singular plural
nominative semen semned
accusative semnen semned
genitive semnen semniden
partitive sement semnid
essive-instructive semnen semnin
translative semneks semnikš
inessive semnes semniš
elative semnespäi semnišpäi
illative ? semnihe
adessive semnel semnil
ablative semnelpäi semnilpäi
allative semnele semnile
abessive semneta semnita
comitative semnenke semnidenke
prolative sementme semnidme
approximative I semnenno semnidenno
approximative II semnennoks semnidennoks
egressive semnennopäi semnidennopäi
terminative I ? semnihesai
terminative II semnelesai semnilesai
terminative III semnessai
additive I ? semnihepäi
additive II semnelepäi semnilepäi

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References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “семя”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika