semita

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin, a path.

NounEdit

semita ‎(plural semitae)

  1. A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

semita m ‎(feminine singular semita, masculine plural semiti, feminine plural semite)

  1. Semitic

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

semita m ‎(plural semiti) semita f ‎(plural semite)

  1. Semite

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *sēmitā, from Proto-Indo-European *swé(d) ‎(by oneself; away, without) +‎ *(h₂)mey- ‎(change, exchange) +‎ *-téh₂. For *swé(d), compare sē-, , sed. For *(h₂)mey-, compare meō.[1][2] The LIV disagrees with De Vaans' reconstruction of *h₂mey- but prefers *mey-,[3] though Beekes agrees with De Vaan.[4]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sēmita f ‎(genitive sēmitae); first declension

  1. narrow way, footpath

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sēmita sēmitae
genitive sēmitae sēmitārum
dative sēmitae sēmitīs
accusative sēmitam sēmitās
ablative sēmitā sēmitīs
vocative sēmita sēmitae

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “meō, meāre” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 373-374
  2. ^ “sē-, se-, sō-, so-” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 549-550
  3. ^ Helmut Rix (ed.) (2001), Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben (second edition), Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 426
  4. ^ “ἀμείβω” in Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 85-86

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

semita m f (plural semitas)

  1. Semite (member of the Semites, an ethnic group of the Middle East)

AdjectiveEdit

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas, comparable)

  1. Semitic (relating to the Semites)
  2. (linguistics) Semitic (relating to the Semitic language family)

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Homophone: cemita (Americas)

AdjectiveEdit

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas)

  1. Semitic

NounEdit

semita m, f ‎(plural semitas)

  1. Semite
  2. (Bolivia, Ecuador, feminine only) a kind of biscuit

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