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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English leem leme leam, as Old English lēoma (light, brightness) ; akin to light.

NounEdit

leme (plural lemes)

  1. (obsolete) A ray or glimmer of light; a gleam.
    • Chaucer
      Fire with red lemes.
    • Thomas Elyot
      Thereby the incomprehensible majestie of God, as it were by a bright leme of a torch or candle, is declared to the blinde inhabitants of this world.

VerbEdit

leme (third-person singular simple present lemes, present participle leming, simple past and past participle lemed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To shine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leme in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Obscure. Perhaps from Basque lema, ultimately from Latin temō. Alternatively, from a Germanic origin.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leme m (plural lemes)

  1. (nautical) rudder (underwater vane used to steer a vessel)
    Synonym: temón
  2. (aeronautics) rudder (control surface of an aircraft)
    Synonym: temón
  3. (figuratively) good judgement
    Synonyms: sentidiño, xuízo

See alsoEdit

  leme on the Galician Wikipedia.Wikipedia gl

ReferencesEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *limu, from Proto-Germanic *limuz.

NounEdit

leme f

  1. fishbone
  2. (generally prickly) stalk or other part of a plant

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: leem

Further readingEdit

  • leme”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • leme (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

leme (plural lemes)

  1. Alternative form of lyme

PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

EtymologyEdit

Obscure.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leme m (plural lemes)

  1. (nautical) rudder (underwater vane used to steer a vessel)
  2. (aeronautics) rudder (control surface of an aircraft)

Derived termsEdit