See also: Semi, semi, ṣemi, şemî, -semi, and семи

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin semi- (half), from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi/*sēmi-. Cognate to English sam, and to hemi- (via Ancient Greek).

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  • IPA(key): /sɛmi/, /sɛmaɪ/
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semi-

  1. half
  2. partial, incomplete
  3. somewhat, rather, quasi-
    • 1994, Eric Bogosian, Pounding nails in the floor with my forehead:
      Nothing like a nice hot ethnic dish before you go to see that semi-expensive, semi-meaningful Off-Broadway show.

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  • In British English, the semi- forms as usually hyphenated as evidenced by OED's semi- entries predominantly using hyphen.

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Borrowed from Latin sēmi-.

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semi-

  1. semi-

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Czech edit

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semi-

  1. semi-
    semi- + ‎finále → ‎semifinále

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  • semi- in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • semi- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • semi- in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Finnish edit

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Learned borrowing from Latin semi-.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsemi-/, [ˈs̠e̞mi-]

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semi-

  1. half-, semi-, demi-
    Synonym: puoli-

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French edit

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From Latin sēmi-.

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semi-

  1. semi-, demi-, half-

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin sēmi-, from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi (half).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /se.mi/
  • Hyphenation: se‧mi-

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semi-

  1. semi-, demi-, half-

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Latin edit

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From Proto-Indo-European *sēmi-. Cognate with Sanskrit सामि (sāmí), Ancient Greek ἡμι- (hēmi-), Old High German sami-.

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sēmi-

  1. half

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  • English: semi-, semi
  • French: semi-
  • Italian: semi-
  • Portuguese: semi-
  • Spanish: semi-

References edit

  • semi-”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • semi-”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese edit

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From Latin sēmi-.

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  • Hyphenation: se‧mi

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semi-

  1. semi- (half)
  2. semi- (partially)

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Etymology edit

From Latin sēmi-.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /semi/ [se.mi]
  • Syllabification: se‧mi-

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semi-

  1. semi- (half)
  2. semi- (partially)

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