σῆμα

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • σᾶμα (sama) (Doric)

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Has been connected with Sanskrit [script?] (dhyāyati).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

σῆμα (sēma) (genitive σήματος) n, third declension

  1. mark, sign, token
    1. a sign from the gods, an omen, portent
    2. a sign to begin something, watchword, signal, banner
    3. the sign by which a grave is known, mound, cairn, barrow
    4. a mark to show the case of a quoit or javelin
    5. a token by which one's identity or commission was certified
    6. a constellation

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Last modified on 5 January 2014, at 23:33