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eme

See also: -eme and ëmë

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English eam, eme (uncle), from Old English ēam (uncle). See eam.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

eme (plural emes)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) An uncle.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.VIII, Ch.quintum:
      Soo this yonge syre Trystram rode vnto his eme kynge Marke of Cornewayle / ¶ And whanne he came there / he herd say that ther wold no knyghte fyghte with syre Marhaus / Thenne yede sir Tristram vnto his eme and sayd / syre yf ye wylle gyue me thordre of knyghthode / I wille doo bataille with syr Marhaus
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.x:
      Whilst they were young, Cassibalane their Eme / Was by the people chosen in their sted [].
  2. (Scotland) Friend.

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

eme

  1. female

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

em (variation of íme) +‎ e

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmɛ/
  • Hyphenation: eme

PronounEdit

eme

  1. (archaic, poetic) this
    • 1846: Petőfi Sándor, Egy gondolat bánt engemet...
      És a zászlókon eme szent jelszóval: - (And on the flags with this holy word:)
      „Világszabadság!” - (World freedom!)

Usage notesEdit

A rarer substitute of ez, but unlike ez, it does not take the case of the noun it is attached to, and no definite article is used:

ezen a helyen - eme helyen (at this place)
ebben a házban - eme házban (in this house)

Use eme before words beginning with consonants. Use emez before words beginning with vowels.

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

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NounEdit

eme m (plural emi)

  1. (biochemistry) heme

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

eme

  1. Second-person singular present active imperative of emō

NauruanEdit

NounEdit

eme

  1. eye

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eme m (plural emes)

  1. The name of the letter m

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English eem, from Old English ēam, from Proto-Germanic *auhaimaz (maternal uncle), related to Latin avus (grandfather). Cognate with Dutch oom, German Ohm, Oheim. More at eam.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eme (plural emes)

  1. maternal uncle
  2. friend

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • uncle ((paternal) uncle)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

eme f (plural emes)

  1. Name of the letter m.

TacanaEdit

NounEdit

eme

  1. hand