limen

noun

li·​men ˈlī-mən How to pronounce limen (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Latin limin-, limen transverse beam in a door frame, threshold; probably akin to Latin limus transverse

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of limen was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Limen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limen. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

limen

noun
li·​men ˈlī-mən How to pronounce limen (audio)
: threshold
appetites and needs … smouldering below the limen of awarenessR. M. Lindner
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