See also: Semen, sémen, semèn, and sêmen

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English semen, from Latin sēmen (seed), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow; plant).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

semen (uncountable)

  1. A sticky, milky fluid produced in male reproductive organs that contains the reproductive cells.
    • 1959, William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch, page 68
      Sharp protein odor of semen fills the air.

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

semen

  1. third-person plural present indicative of semar
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of semar

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

semen

  1. genitive plural of semeno

IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /səˈmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: sê‧mèn

NounEdit

sêmèn (plural, first-person possessive semenku, second-person possessive semenmu, third-person possessive semennya)

  1. cement (powdered substance)
  2. cement, the layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; cementum.

Alternative formsEdit

  • simen (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

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Etymology 2Edit

Learned borrowing from Latin sēmen (semen, seed), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow; plant).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: sè‧mèn

NounEdit

semen (plural, first-person possessive semenku, second-person possessive semenmu, third-person possessive semennya)

  1. (medicine) semen, the fluid, produced in male reproductive organs of an animal, that contains the reproductive cells.
    Synonym: air mani

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sēmen n (genitive sēminis); third declension

  1. seed (of plants)
    Semen manu spargere.To scatter seed by hand.
  2. semen
  3. graft
  4. offspring
  5. cause
  6. (poetic) seed (of the elements of other bodies (of fire, water, stones, etc.))

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sēmen sēmina
Genitive sēminis sēminum
Dative sēminī sēminibus
Accusative sēmen sēmina
Ablative sēmine sēminibus
Vocative sēmen sēmina

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: semen
  • Irish: seamhan
  • Galician: seme
  • Italian: seme
  • Romanian: sămânță

ReferencesEdit

  • semen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • semen in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • semen in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • the elements and first beginnings: elementa et tamquam semina rerum
    • to sow: serere; semen spargere

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French chemin

NounEdit

semen

  1. road, street

ReferencesEdit

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

semen

  1. to seem
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Knight's Tale
      The brighte swerdes wenten to and fro
      So hidously þat with þe leste strook
      That it semeþ þat it wolde felle an ook

Seychellois CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French chemin

NounEdit

semen

  1. road, street

ReferencesEdit

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sēmen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsemen/, [ˈse.mẽn]

NounEdit

semen m (uncountable)

  1. semen, sperm
    Mi amigo me preguntó si era saludable tragarse su propio semen.
    My friend asked me if it was healthy to swallow his own semen.

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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *seemen, from a Baltic language, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥.

NounEdit

semen

  1. seed

InflectionEdit

Inflection of semen
nominative sing. semen
genitive sing. semnen
partitive sing. sement
partitive plur. semnid
singular plural
nominative semen semned
accusative semnen semned
genitive semnen semniden
partitive sement semnid
essive-instructive semnen semnin
translative semneks semnikš
inessive semnes semniš
elative semnespäi semnišpäi
illative ? semnihe
adessive semnel semnil
ablative semnelpäi semnilpäi
allative semnele semnile
abessive semneta semnita
comitative semnenke semnidenke
prolative sementme semnidme
approximative I semnenno semnidenno
approximative II semnennoks semnidennoks
egressive semnennopäi semnidennopäi
terminative I ? semnihesai
terminative II semnelesai semnilesai
terminative III semnessai
additive I ? semnihepäi
additive II semnelepäi semnilepäi

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I., “семя”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary]‎[2], Petrozavodsk: Periodika, 2007