zem

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See also: Žem.

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]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈzɛm]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

zem f

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

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Balto-Slavic root, compare to zeme

Preposition[edit]

zem (with genitive)

  1. under

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Slovak[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. earth

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • zem in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Sudovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *źémē, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm. Compare Lithuanian žẽmė, Latvian zeme, Old Prussian semmē.[1]

Noun[edit]

zem

  1. earth, land, soil

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zigmas Zinkevičius (1985), “Lenkų-jotvingių žodynėlis? [A Polish-Yotvingian dictionary?]”, in Baltistica (in Lithuanian), volume 21, issue 1, page 82: “zem ‘žemė, l. ziemie’ 12.”