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From Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-meh₁lom (one time), from *sem- (together) and *meh₁-lo- (measure, time), from *meh₁- (to measure). See each for cognate words.



semel (not comparable)

  1. once, a single time

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  • semel in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • semel in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • semel in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • semel in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • more than once; repeatedly: semel atque iterum; iterum ac saepius; identidem; etiam atque etiam
    • to say once for all: ut semel or in perpetuum dicam
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
  • Pokorny *sem