σῆμα

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰyeh₂- ‎(to notice). Cognate with Sanskrit ध्यायति ‎(dhyāyati).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

σῆμα ‎(sêman ‎(genitive σήματος); 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

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • σῆμα in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
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