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lemma

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noun lem·ma \ ˈle-mə \

Definition of lemma

plural lemmas or lemmata play \ˈle-mə-tə\
1 :an auxiliary proposition used in the demonstration of another proposition
2 :the argument or theme of a composition prefixed as a title or introduction; also :the heading or theme of a comment or note on a text
3 :a glossed word or phrase

Origin and Etymology of lemma

Latin, from Greek lēmma thing taken, assumption, from lambanein to take — more at latch


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lemma

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Definition of lemma

:the lower of the two bracts enclosing the flower in the spikelet of grasses

Origin and Etymology of lemma

Greek, husk, from lepein to peel — more at leper


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