zem

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zem (plural zems)

  1. (informal) A zemidjan.
    • 2009, Anthony Ham, West Africa (page 109)
      The name of the hotel will draw a blank with most zems so try asking for 'Les Paillotes'.
    • 2013, Simon Richmond, ‎Stuart Butler, Lonely Planet Africa
      The omnipresence of zems (zemijohns; motorbike taxis) has translated into the near disappearance of car taxis []

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *zemja, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (ground), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm.

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Noun[edit]

zem f

  1. earth
  2. country (nation state or a political entity)

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Balto-Slavic root, compare to zeme

Preposition[edit]

zem (with genitive)

  1. under

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *zemja, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (ground), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm.

Noun[edit]

zem f (genitive singular zeme, nominative plural zeme, declension pattern of dlaň)

  1. earth

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References[edit]

  • zem in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk