See also: Lema and -lema

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First coined 1789, from Ancient Greek λήμη (lḗmē, substance that gathers in the corner of the eye; rheum).

NounEdit

lema (uncountable)

  1. (physiology, rare) The secretion of the tarsal glands of the eye.

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lema m (plural lemes)

  1. (heraldry) motto
  2. (lingusitics) lemma
  3. (mathematics) lemma

JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lema (ngoko lemu, krama lema)

  1. (polite) fat

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek λήμη (lḗmē).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lēma f (genitive lēmae); first declension

  1. rheum that collects in the corner of the eyes

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lēma lēmae
Genitive lēmae lēmārum
Dative lēmae lēmīs
Accusative lēmam lēmās
Ablative lēmā lēmīs
Vocative lēma lēmae

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • lema in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lema in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

MadureseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lima, from Proto-Austronesian *lima.

NumeralEdit

lema

  1. five

MalteseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
l-m-j
1 terms

From Arabic لَمَعَ(lamaʿa). The original inflection with a final is now less common (see above). Otherwise the root was reanalysed as ending in a semivowel. For this case, moreover, there exist two conjugations (one with -a- in all forms and one of the type of beda).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lema (imperfect jilma)

  1. to glitter, glint, glimmer

ConjugationEdit

  • The perfect tense is often avoided. It can be replaced by kien + imperfect.

Derived termsEdit


Northern SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

VerbEdit

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lemma, from Ancient Greek λῆμμα (lêmma). Compare Spanish lema.

NounEdit

lema m (plural lemas)

  1. motto; slogan

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lěːma/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ma

NounEdit

léma f (Cyrillic spelling ле́ма)

  1. lemma

DeclensionEdit


SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

VerbEdit

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lemma, form Ancient Greek λῆμμα (lêmma).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lema m (plural lemas)

  1. motto
  2. slogan (especially a political one)
    Synonym: eslogan
  3. theme, subject
  4. headword, term, title
  5. lemma
  6. (heraldry) motto

TswanaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-dɪ̀ma.

VerbEdit

lema

  1. to farm, to cultivate
  2. to plough