semita

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a path.

Noun[edit]

semita ‎(plural semitae)

  1. A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

semita m ‎(feminine singular semita, masculine plural semiti, feminine plural semite)

  1. Semitic

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Noun[edit]

semita m ‎(plural semiti) semita f ‎(plural semite)

  1. Semite

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sēmitā, from Proto-Indo-European *swé(d) ‎(by oneself; away, without) +‎ *(h₂)mey- ‎(change, exchange) +‎ *-téh₂. For *swé(d), compare sē-, , sed. For *(h₂)mey-, compare meō.[1][2] The LIV disagrees with De Vaans' reconstruction of *h₂mey- but prefers *mey-,[3] though Beekes agrees with De Vaan.[4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sēmita f ‎(genitive sēmitae); first declension

  1. narrow way, footpath

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sēmita sēmitae
genitive sēmitae sēmitārum
dative sēmitae sēmitīs
accusative sēmitam sēmitās
ablative sēmitā sēmitīs
vocative sēmita sēmitae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “meō, meāre”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 373-374
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “sē-, se-, sō-, so-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 549-550
  3. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, ISBN 3-89500-219-4, page 426
  4. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀμείβω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 85-86

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

semita m f (plural semitas)

  1. Semite (member of the Semites, an ethnic group of the Middle East)

Adjective[edit]

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas, comparable)

  1. Semitic (relating to the Semites)
  2. (linguistics) Semitic (relating to the Semitic language family)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Homophone: cemita (Americas)

Adjective[edit]

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas)

  1. Semitic

Noun[edit]

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas)

  1. Semite
  2. (Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, feminine only) a kind of biscuit

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