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See also: SEM, Sem, sèm, sem-, and семь

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sem (plural sems)

  1. Abbreviation of seminary.
  2. Abbreviation of semester.
  3. Abbreviation of semicolon.

AnagramsEdit


BahnarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bahnaric *ceː₂m.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sem

  1. bird

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdverbEdit

sem

  1. hither (to here)

HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

sem

  1. …, neither (or not…, either)
  2. neithernor

Derived termsEdit

Compound words
Expressions

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sem (as, like), possibly from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same, alike).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛːm/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːm
  • (before words beginning with a consonant) IPA(key): /sɛm/

ConjunctionEdit

sem

  1. (with a noun phrase) as, like
    Hann var sem guð meðal manna.
    He was like a god amongst men.
    Hár hennar var hvítt sem snjór.
    Her hair was white as snow.
    Hann er sem nýr.
    He is as [good as] new.
    Vista sem
    Save as
  2. (with a clause) like, as if
    Svo virðist sem sjúkdómurinn sé arfgengur
    Is seems as though the disease is hereditary.
  3. (relative, with a clause) who, which, that
    Þetta er maðurinn sem ég hitti í gær.
    That’s the man that I met yesterday.
    Þetta er konan sem barði mig.
    That’s the woman who hit me.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

sem (weak)

  1. first-person singular present indicative of semja
  2. second-person singular imperative of semja

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • sum (late Old Norse)
  • som (late Old Norse)

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same, alike).

ConjunctionEdit

sem

  1. as, the same, like

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: som
  • Faroese: sum
  • Icelandic: sem
  • Norwegian Bokmål: som
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: som, sum (archaic)
  • Swedish: som

ReferencesEdit

  • sem in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old TupiEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sem

  1. to exit; to leave; to get out
    A-sem 'y suí.
    I got out of the water.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese sen, from Latin sine, from Proto-Indo-European *sene.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

sem

  1. -less; without (not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.)
    Um livro sem capa.
    A book without a cover.
    Casa sem janelas.
    Windowless house.
  2. (followed by infinitive) without (not doing or not having done something)
    Ele gosta de comer tudo sem dividir.
    He likes to eat everything without sharing.
    Ele atirou sem avisar ninguém.
    He shot without warning anyone.

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:sem.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.): com
  • (not doing or having done something): use gerund (-ando, -endo, -indo)

Derived termsEdit


SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sə̏m

  1. first-person singular present of bíti

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English same

AdjectiveEdit

sem

  1. same
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WestrobothnianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse sem (as, like), possibly from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same, alike).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

sem

  1. (with a noun phrase) as, like
    Hare hans jer vist na sem dett.
    His hair was apparently similar to yours.
  2. (with a clause) like, as if
  3. (relative, with a clause) who, which, that
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From sema (to swim).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sem

  1. able to swim
Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

sem m (definite singular semen)

  1. way of swimming
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

sem

  1. singular present indicative of sema
  2. singular present imperative of sema