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See also: semé, śeme, and sème

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σῆμα (sêma).

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NounEdit

seme (plural semes or semata)

  1. (linguistics, semiotics) Anything which serves for any purpose as a substitute for an object of which it is, in some sense, a representation or sign.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

seme (third-person singular simple present semes, present participle seming, simple past and past participle semed)

  1. Obsolete form of seem.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

seme

  1. Obsolete form of seam.

Etymology 4Edit

AdjectiveEdit

seme

  1. Obsolete form of semé.

Etymology 5Edit

Borrowed from Japanese 攻める (semeru, to attack).

NounEdit

seme (plural semes or seme)

  1. (Japanese fiction) An active or dominant male character in a same-sex relationship; a top.
    • 2008, Dru Pagliassotti, “Better Than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction”, in Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry & Dru Pagliassotti, editors, Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre[1], McFarland & Company (2008), ISBN 9780786441952, page 73:
      [] BL manga readers chose intelligence, protectiveness, and beauty/handsomeness as the top three most important traits in a seme []
    • 2010, Pentabu, My Girlfriend's a Geek[2], volume 1, Yen Press (2012), ISBN 9780316221801:
      Sebas has always been the seme.
    • 2011, Robin E. Brenner & Snow Wildsmith, “Love through a DIfferent Lens: Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Sexualities Readers”, in Timothy Perper & Martha Cornog, editors, Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World[3], Libraries Unlimited (2011), ISBN 9781591589099, page 97:
      The seme is larger, stronger, and more traditionally masculine, while the uke is smaller, weaker, and more feminine.
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AsturianEdit

BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

seme

  1. son

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēmen.

NounEdit

seme m (plural semes)

  1. semen

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēmen, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

seme m (plural semi)

  1. (botany) seed, pip
  2. (botany, in some cases) bean
  3. (anatomy, colloquial) semen
    Synonyms: sperma
  4. (card games) suit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sême/
  • Hyphenation: se‧me

NounEdit

sȅme n (Cyrillic spelling се̏ме)

  1. seed
  2. germ
  3. semen
  4. spawn
  5. milt
  6. offspring
  7. prime cause

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěmę, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

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NounEdit

séme n (genitive seména or sémena, nominative plural seména or sémena)

  1. seed

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VenetianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

seme

  1. feminine plural of semo