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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ema f (plural emes)

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

Further readingEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from -ema.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈema]
  • Audio:
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  • Rhymes: -ema
  • Hyphenation: e‧ma

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

MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ema

  1. (transitive) to lose
  2. (transitive) to throw
  3. (transitive) to kill

ReferencesEdit

  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “aminɲaʔkadɨ”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[1], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021
  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “ema”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon

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

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