семя

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥. The so-called н-declension of this and nine other similar neuter nouns stems from the fact that the word-final -я was the nasal vowel Ѧ, ѧ (little yus) in Old Church Slavonic, resulting in the -ен- before all the case endings in the modern language. Compare with Polish siemię.

NounEdit

се́мя (sémjan (genitive се́мени, nominative plural семена́)

  1. seed (also figurative)
  2. semen

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • (diminutive) семечко noun
  • осеменять verb
  • семенник noun
  • семенной adj

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • семенить verb
Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 02:00