See also: semèn and sêmen

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EnglishEdit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia en

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēmen ‎(seed)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Semen

semen ‎(uncountable)

  1. A slimy, 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

IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

semen

  1. cement (a powdered substance)
  2. The fluid, produced in male reproductive organs of an animal, that contains the reproductive cells.


This Indonesian entry was created from the translations listed at cement. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see semen in the Indonesian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) February 2010


LatinEdit

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia la

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.))

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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

SpanishEdit

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin sēmen.

NounEdit

semen m ‎(uncountable)

  1. semen, sperm

Related termsEdit


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. (2007), “семя”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika
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