semita

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See also: Semita and sémita

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 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.

Number 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. ^ “meō, meāre” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 373-374
  2. ^ “sē-, se-, sō-, so-” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 549-550
  3. ^ Helmut Rix (ed.) (2001), Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben (second edition), Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 426
  4. ^ “ἀμείβω” in Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 85-86
  • sēmĭta” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • sēmĭta” on page 1,420/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • sēmita” on page 1,732/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • sēmita” on page 1,909/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)

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, feminine only) a kind of biscuit

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