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семя

RussianEdit

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.

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NounEdit

се́мя (sémjan (genitive се́мени, nominative plural семена́)

  1. seed (also figurative)
  2. semen

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