English

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Etymology

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From Middle English éam, eom, em, eme (uncle), from Old English ēam (uncle). See eam.

Noun

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eme (plural emes)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) An uncle.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “quintum”, in Le Morte Darthur, book VIII:
      Soo this yonge syre Trystram rode vnto his eme kynge Marke of Cornewayle / ¶ And whanne he came there / he herd say that ther wold no knyghte fyghte with syre Marhaus / Thenne yede sir Tristram vnto his eme and sayd / syre yf ye wylle gyue me thordre of knyghthode / I wille doo bataille with syr Marhaus
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book II, Canto X”, in The Faerie Queene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
      Whilst they were young, Cassibalane their Eme / Was by the people chosen in their sted []
  2. (Scotland) Friend.
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Basque

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Gascon hemna (woman), from Old Occitan femna (woman), itself from Latin fēmina (woman).[1]

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eme anim

  1. female
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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eme inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.
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See also
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References

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  1. ^ eme” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further reading

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  • eme”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • eme”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005

Catalan

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Noun

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eme f (plural emes)

  1. (Valencia) Alternative form of ema

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Galician

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Pronunciation

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  • Audio:(file)

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eme m (plural emes)

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

Hungarian

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Etymology

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em (variation of íme) +‎ e

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Pronoun

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eme

  1. (archaic, poetic) this

Determiner

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eme

  1. (archaic, poetic) Alternative form of emez before consonants: this
    Coordinate term: ama
    • 1846, Sándor Petőfi, translated by George Szirtes, Egy gondolat bánt engemet[1]:
      És a zászlókon eme szent jelszóval: / „Világszabadság!”
      One undefiled word fluttering overhead, / That word Liberty
      (literally) And on the flags with this holy word: / “World freedom!”

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A rarer substitute of ez, but unlike the latter, eme does not take the case of the noun it is attached to, and no definite article is used after it:

ezen a helyen ― eme helyenat this place
ebben a házban ― eme házbanin this house

Use eme before words beginning with consonants.
Use emez before words beginning with vowels (e.g. emez esetben (in this case), emez alkalommal (on this occasion)).

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • eme in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • eme , redirecting in this sense to emez in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Italian

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Etymology

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Back-formation from emoglobina.

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Noun

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eme m (plural emi)

  1. (biochemistry) heme

Latin

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Verb

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eme

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of emō

Mbyá Guaraní

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Adverb

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eme

  1. forms the negative imperative
    Ejae'o eme.
    Don't cry.

Middle English

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Noun

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eme

  1. Alternative form of em

Nauruan

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Etymology

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From Pre-Nauruan *mata, from Proto-Micronesian *mata, from Proto-Oceanic *mata, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Austronesian *mata.

Noun

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eme

  1. eye

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese eme.

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  • Hyphenation: e‧me

Noun

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eme m (plural emes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.
    Synonym:

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:eme.

Scots

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Etymology

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From Middle English eem, from Old English ēam, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle), related to Latin avus (grandfather). Cognate with Dutch Dutch oom, German German Ohm, German Oheim.

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Noun

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eme (plural emes)

  1. maternal uncle
  2. friend

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  • uncle (paternal uncle)

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Spanish

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Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈeme/ [ˈe.me]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -eme
  • Syllabification: e‧me

Noun

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eme f (plural emes)

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

Etymology 2

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From mierda (shit).

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eme f (plural emes)

  1. Euphemistic form of mierda.
    Esa película es una eme.
    That movie is shit.

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Sumerian

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Romanization

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eme

  1. Romanization of 𒅴 (eme)

Tacana

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Noun

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eme

  1. hand

Tagalog

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Spanish eme, the Spanish name of the letter M/m.

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eme (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜋᜒ)

  1. (historical) the name of the Latin-script letter M/m, in the Abecedario
    Synonyms: (in the Filipino alphabet) em, (in the Abakada alphabet) ma

Etymology 2

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Possibly from Spanish eme (M), euphemism of mierda (shit; crap) by taking its first letter. Compare kiyeme. See also lamyerda, lakwatsa.

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eme (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜋᜒ) (women's speech, gay slang)

  1. nonsense
    Synonyms: kiyeme, kemerut, echos, kalokohan, sagimuymoy
  2. term used for any object whose actual name the speaker does not know or cannot remember: thingamajig; whatchamacallit; thingy; dingus
    Synonyms: ano, kuwan
  3. excuses; pretenses
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Toba Batak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *həmay, from Proto-Austronesian *Səmay.

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eme

  1. paddy (unmilled rice), rice (plant)

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  • Warneck, J. (1906). Tobabataksch-Deutsches Wörterbuch. Batavia: Landsdrukkerij, p. 65.

West Makian

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Etymology

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Perhaps related to West Makian me (he, she, it).

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eme (possessive prefix di)

  1. third-person plural pronoun, they, them
  2. (polite) third-person singular pronoun, he (him), she (her)
    ifiteng emehe said to him

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References

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  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics