sperma

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See also: Sperma, spermā, spermă, and spermą

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sperma (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete form of sperm.
    • 1600, John Pory (translator), A Geographical Historie of Africa (original by Leo Africanus), page 344:
      The head of this fish is as hard as stone. The inhabitants of the Ocean sea coast affirme that this fish casteth foorth Amber; but whether the said Amber be the sperma or the excrement thereof, they cannot well determine.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

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Noun[edit]

sperma n

  1. sperm, semen

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Further reading[edit]

  • sperma in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sperma in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛrmaː/
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Noun[edit]

sperma n (uncountable)

  1. (biology) sperm, semen (fluid animal seed)

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Sperma.

Noun[edit]

sperma (genitive sperma, partitive spermat)

  1. sperm

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed), possibly through Latin sperma or German Sperma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspermɑ/, [ˈs̠pe̞rmɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ermɑ
  • Syllabification(key): sper‧ma

Noun[edit]

sperma

  1. semen
  2. sperm (fluid)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sperma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative sperma spermat
genitive sperman spermojen
partitive spermaa spermoja
illative spermaan spermoihin
singular plural
nominative sperma spermat
accusative nom. sperma spermat
gen. sperman
genitive sperman spermojen
spermainrare
partitive spermaa spermoja
inessive spermassa spermoissa
elative spermasta spermoista
illative spermaan spermoihin
adessive spermalla spermoilla
ablative spermalta spermoilta
allative spermalle spermoille
essive spermana spermoina
translative spermaksi spermoiksi
instructive spermoin
abessive spermatta spermoitta
comitative spermoineen
Possessive forms of sperma (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person spermani spermamme
2nd person spermasi spermanne
3rd person spermansa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛr.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrma
  • Hyphenation: spèr‧ma

Noun[edit]

sperma m (plural spermi)

  1. sperm

Further reading[edit]

  • sperma in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed, semen).

Noun[edit]

sperma n (genitive spermatis); third declension

  1. seed, semen, sperm

Declension[edit]

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

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sperma spermata
Genitive spermatis spermatum
Dative spermatī spermatibus
Accusative sperma spermata
Ablative spermate spermatibus
Vocative sperma spermata

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: esperma
  • Old French: sperme
  • German: Sperma

References[edit]

  • sperma”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sperma in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sperma in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sperma, from Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed, semen).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sperma f (4th declension)

  1. sperm, semen (generative substance of male animals)

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

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Noun[edit]

spèrma f (plural spèrmos) stress pattern 1

  1. sperm, semen

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian sperma.

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Noun[edit]

sperma f

  1. semen, sperm
    Synonyms: liba, żerriegħa

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed, semen).

Noun[edit]

sperma n (definite singular spermaet, uncountable)

  1. sperm, semen
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Verb[edit]

sperma

  1. inflection of sperme:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed, semen).

Noun[edit]

sperma n (definite singular spermaet, uncountable)

  1. sperm, semen

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sperma f

  1. semen

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noun

Further reading[edit]

  • sperma in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sperma in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sperma

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of spermă

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

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Noun[edit]

spèrma f (Cyrillic spelling спѐрма)

  1. sperm

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sperma.

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Noun[edit]

spȇrma f

  1. sperm, semen

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nominative spêrma
genitive spêrme
singular
nominative spêrma
accusative spêrmo
genitive spêrme
dative spêrmi
locative spêrmi
instrumental spêrmo

Further reading[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sperma c

  1. semen
    Synonyms: säd, sädesvätska, (slang) sarre, (slang) sagge

Declension[edit]

Declension of sperma 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative sperma sperman
Genitive spermas spermans

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