See also: Ema, EMA, êma, emä, ʻEma, -ema, and êm ả

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 絵馬 (ema).

NounEdit

ema (plural ema)

  1. A wooden plaque bearing a prayer or wish, left hanging at a Shinto shrine.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ema f (plural emes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.

Further readingEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from -ema.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

ema (accusative singular eman, plural emaj, accusative plural emajn)

  1. tending to

Derived termsEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *emä, from Proto-Uralic *emä. Cognate to Hungarian eme, Livonian jemā, Finnish emä.

NounEdit

ema (genitive ema, partitive ema)

  1. mother
  2. a reproductive female animal in a hive; a queen

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ema in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ema

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えま

Northern SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

VerbEdit

ema

  1. to stand

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

ema

  1. first-person plural present/imperative active of eti (to come)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Arabic, or a pronunciation of an indigenous name for the bird. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: e‧ma

NounEdit

ema f (plural emas)

  1. Rhea bird

DescendantsEdit

The word for "emu" has spread into many languages as a wanderword.

  • Catalan: emú
  • English: emu
  • French: émeu
  • Greek: εμού (emoú)
  • Russian: э́му (ému)
  • Spanish: emú

SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

VerbEdit

ema

  1. to stand

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

-ema (declinable)

  1. good; having intrinsic value (e.g. decent (of a person) or healthy (of food))

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit


TetumEdit

NounEdit

ema

  1. person
  2. people

TswanaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-jɪ́ma.

VerbEdit

ema

  1. to stand

ZouEdit

EtymologyEdit

The first part (e-) from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ʔa. Cognates include Khumi Chin äni.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

emà

  1. he, she

ReferencesEdit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 65